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John SHORT

John SHORT

Male Abt 1803 - 1875  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name John SHORT 
    Born Abt 1803  Tingwick, Buckinghamsire, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1875  Brandy Creek, Lewinsbrook, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Sep 1875  Gresford, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 10.04.1828 - Convicted of burglary, Middlesex, ENGLAND - Transported.

      09.07.1829 - Arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA on the Waterloo. Assigned to George Townshend, Trevallyn, New South Wales.

      1837 - No.23110 in the General Return of Convicts.

      13.08.1845 - Granted a Conditional Pardon.

      27.04.1843 - Applied for permission to marry.
    Person ID I0001  Short Family Tree Misc
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2014 

    Family Mary RAWLINS,   b. Abt 1800, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1887, Bingleburra, Gresford, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 01 Jun 1843  Cardoness, Paterson River, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John SHORT,   b. 13 May 1844, Maitland, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1929, Dungog, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F0001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1803 - Tingwick, Buckinghamsire, ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Jun 1843 - Cardoness, Paterson River, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1875 - Brandy Creek, Lewinsbrook, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Sep 1875 - Gresford, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    TRIAL OF JOHN SHORT - A CONVICT, 1828
    TRIAL OF JOHN SHORT - A CONVICT, 1828

    Second day, Friday 11 April - Second Middlesex Jury - Before Mr Sergeant Arabin.


    809. JOHN SHORT was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Moores, on 12th of March, at Pinner, and stealing therein 1 watch, value 3/-; 2 shirts, value 4s; 8 shillings, 4 sovereigns, and two 5/- Bank notes, his property.


    WILLIAM MOORES. I rent a little ground - my dwelling-house is in the parish of Pinner, in Middlesex. I have known the prisoner seven or eight years; he once lived servant with me, as a labourer, in my farm - he slept in my house and knew the premises well. On the 12th of March I went out at nine or ten o`clock in the morning, leaving my wife at home; I returned about eleven o`clock, or half-past, and found a pane of glass has been pushed in, which was secure when I went out; anybody by pushing it in could put their arm in and unbolt the door. I missed a watch from the head of the bed; it was worth 3/-; I missed two shirts, worth 4s; four sovereigns, and some silver from between two beds, where I kept them, and two 5/- notes; I had seen them safe the morning before; they were all covered up together. I told a constable of it and he found my watch and shirt.


    FANNY GREENFIELD. My husband is a labourer, and lives at Pinner. On the 12th of March, about eleven o`clock, I saw the prisoner at Pinner, coming in a direction from Moore's house - he was coming across Mr Hill's field, and was waling quiet fast; he was about a quarter of a mile from Moores'; my landlady was with me: we made some observation about the prisoner, which he must have heard; I turned round and said, "Lord, there is Jack Short;" I knew him very well, but had not seen him about Pinner for a long while; he turned when he heard me speak, and walked briskly away.


    WILLIAM CROSS. I am a constable of Aylesbury. I saw a paragraph in the New Hue and Cry on the 21st of March, stating this robbery, and that John Short was suspected. I went to the pawnbroker's to make inquiry, and found nothing; I went from there to where the prisoner had lodged for a few days that week - I had seen him near the house on the morning of that day myself, and several times in the course of that week, and while I was in the house, speaking to the landlady, the pawnbroker's boy fetched me; I went to the pawnbroker's and found the prisoner there, offering a watch in pawn: the shopman produced it in his presence, and said that he had come to pawn it; the prisoner said nothing to that - I said to him, "That is Mr Moores' watch"; he said, "No, it is not - it is my own"; I said, "Where did you get it?" he said he bought it in London; I asked him in what street; he said he did not know: I asked what number, and he did not know; I took him to my own house, stripped him, and on his person found this shirt, with the initials W.M. on it; I secured him.


    WILLIAM MOORES. This is my watch, and this is my shirt; they are what I lost that day.


    GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 26. Of stealing in the dwelling house, but not of breaking and entering.