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Details for the convict Catherine Lattimore (1814)

Convict Name:Catherine Lattimore
Trial Place:Warwick Assizes
Trial Date:29 March 1813
Sentence:14 years
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Arrival Year:1814
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Catherine Lattimore nee Hines: Born 1792, Bapt. 21 March 1792, St Phillips, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.

On 21 December 1807, Catherine married Thomas Lattimore in Birmingham Parish, St Martin. We do not know Thomas Lattimore’s death or proof of any children of the union. There is one Thomas Lattimore born 1807 and died 1807 Warwickshire which could be their son.

There is a five-year hiatus before Catherine is again facing the Court. This time for stealing printed cotton, the property of William Avery. She was sentenced to death. Later her death sentence was converted to seven years transportation and Catherine spent five dismal months in the local prison before being relocated to the vessel ‘Wanstead.' The Sheriff’s Cravings and Gaolers’ Bills lists Catherine amongst the hundreds of convicts catered for in the Warwick prison 1813. I count 46 women’s names bracketed in the same group as Catherine and the catering costs marked against the 46 is £41.00. That’s less than £1.00 per prisoner. It is not clear if this cost is for one week or one month, but if £41.00 is the case, then the stories about prisoners living on bread and water must be correct. See Sheriff Cravings-Warwickshire-1812-1817-Class T 90_169 and Sheriff Cravings-Warwickshire-1812-1817-Class T 90_170.

Catherine spent five months at the Parramatta Women’s Factory. She married John Riley, son of convict Susannah Nairn (widow of Talbot, wife of Edward Riley/Reilly). The Reverend Samuel Marsden officiated on 13 June 1814 and Catherine’s sister Mariah Hines Haywood was a witness. Catherine and John had six children. Life for Catherine would not have been smooth as John was something of a rogue. Servitude freed Catherine, and she died 11 June 186816, in North Richmond NSW, aged 78 years.

I am a direct descendant of John Riley and Catherine Hines Lattimore, down though their son John, to Edward(1), Edward (2), Amos, and Don.
The HINES Story: Three sisters from Warwickshire came to Australia as convicts.
Phoebe Hines born 1786, Mariah Hines born 1789, and Catherine Hines (aka Lattimore) born 1792 were three of seven children born to William and Dinah Hines in Birmingham, Warwickshire. The other three children were Martha (b.1784), William (b.1795) and Nancy (b. 1799). It is rumoured that William Hines (Snr) and William Hines (Jnr) both came out as convicts too, but I have not yet found the proof that the two Williams listed are ours. The three Hines girls were before the courts a few times before being transported.

A clerk destroyed the records of trials on the Midland Circuit, which includes Warwick, in the 19th century and none exist before 1860.4 The only record of the trials is the entries found in the Warwick Criminal Registers.
Submitted by Researcher (Ann Spiro) on 27 January 2020

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Research notes

Catherine Lattimore, Conviction Record, 1813. England & Wales, Criminal Registers,1791-1892. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856.
Submitted by Researcher (Ann Spiro) on 28 January 2020

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