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Friday, December 28, 2012


This information, still in a rough state, has been obtained from the Colonial Tasmanian Family Links index and Tasmanian convict records (online on the Tasmanian Archives website) and early Tasmanian newspapers.
Official registration of births deaths and marriages began in Tasmania in December 1838.
1805 - Ann Morby born Bambury, England; 18 July 1835 convicted at Oxford Assizes; transported to Van Dieman's Land (VDL) on 25 April 1836.
1821 - John Mawby born England; dies Hobart Tasmania 1892
1833 - John Morbey, convict, arrives in VDL on "John"; convicted at Leicester, Leicestershire, England on 1 July 1833
1834 - In July, a Mr Mawbey arrives in Hobart from London on "Edward Lombe"; the ship is wrecked in a fierce storm in Sydney Harbour. He is not listed among the survivors, nor the 12 who perished.
1835 - Joseph Mawbey, boy convict, charged at Hobart Quarter Sessions with stealing; found not guilty for lack of evidence. A fortnight later, John Mawbey, seemingly the same boy convict, transported from England for 14 years, is sentenced to a further seven years transportation beyond the seas at Hobart Quarter Sessions for stealing.
1836 - Maria Mawby (nee Inglis) , born at Tasman, Tasmania; dies Hobart, Tasmania 1895; has permanent relationship with convict, John Mawby, and produces at least one child, Nathan Mowby, born 14 December 1874; marries Joseph Mowby 1874 at New Norfolk, Tasmania.
1838 - In November, a Mr Mawbey departs Launceston on "Acquilla' for Port Phillip (Melbourne). Is this Henry Mawbey, a pioneer settler of Victoria?
1842 - On 24 July, John Mawby, 18, brickmaker and convict, arrives VDL on "Candahar"; convicted of theft in Northumberland area at Lancaster Salford Assize on 21 October 1841, sentence 10 years. Ship departed Spithead, 2 April 1842.
1852 - On 29 November, John Mawby, former convict free by servitude, departs Launceston on "Yarra Yarra" (steerage) for Melbourne.
1856 - John Mawbay, free by servitude, sentenced to 10 years penal servitude at Hobart Quarter Sessions for theft.
1874 - Lydia Maria Hake born; marries Nathan Morbey, born 1873, at Hobart in 1895; three children born in Hobart - 1897 Thomas Alfred Charles Mawbey, 1898 John Joseph Nathan Mawbey, and 1898 Ivon Eldon Lambert Mauby.
1892 - On 23 June John Mawby aged 71 dies at Hobart.