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Details for the convict William Bellamy (1791)

Convict Name:William Bellamy
Trial Place:Old Bailey
Trial Date:1789
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Arrival Year:1791
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Baptised 16 Feb 1772 St Andrew, Holborn, London, Middlesex, UK
Son of William Bellamy 1746- , and Susanna Roffe 1747-1814.
Siblings:- Elizabeth Bellamy 1776- , George Nicholas Bellamy 1778- , George Bellamy 1780- , Thomas Abraham Bellamy 1782- ,,

Convicted at The Old Bailey 8 Dec 1789
104. WILLIAM BELLAMY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , six pair of leather shoes, value 30 s. the property of James Smith , privily in his shop .

I am a cordwainer ; I lost six pair of leather shoes from my shop, in Beach-lane , on Thursday, the 10th of December, about six, or between six and seven; the prisoner privately came into the shop, and took the things; I did not see him with the things.

I am servant to Mr. Palmer; I had been on an errand on the 10th of December, and coming back, I saw the prisoner at the end of the counter, under the window, with the six pair of shoes under his arm; and he had them under his arm when I came in; I took hold of the shoulder of his jacket, and he dragged me out side of the door, with the shoes under his arm; he threw them on the pavement, outside the door; he was secured; I picked up the shoes, and gave them to Mr. Palmer; and they have been in his possession ever since.

Deposed to the same effect, and produced the shoes

GUILTY of stealing, but not privately .
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER

Married Anne Faye 1754-1843 10 Jul 1797 at St John, Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia.
Issue:- James Zadock Bellamy 1798-1875, Sarah Bellamy 1802- , John Bellamy 1803-1873, Charlotte Bellamy 1807-1870,.
Residing Pennant Hills in 1822
Residing Castle Hill in 1828
Died 14 Nov 1850 and buried St John, Parramatta, N.S.W., Australia
Submitted by Researcher (3936) on 24 March 2015
William Bellamy is my 4th great grandfather.

William Bellamy was born on 16th February, 1772 at Holborn, London, England. HIs parents were William Bellamy (1746-1809) and Susanna Roffe. William was baptised on 16th February, 1772 at Saint Andrews, Holborn, London.

On 9 December 1789 William was tried and convicted, at the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court, of stealing 6 pairs of shoes. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation to NSW, Australia.

He departed London on the "Active" - one of the 11 ships that made up the Third Fleet, on 24th January, 1791 - aged 18. The "Active" arrived at Port Jackson in September, 1791.

William married convict Ann Faye in 1797 at Parramatta.

They had 4 known children. Their first born child, James Zadock Bellamy, is my 3rd great grandfather.

William died at Pennant Hills on 14th November, 1850. I am yet to proof exactly 'where' William was buried, it is thought at St. John's Cemetery, Parramatta.
Submitted by Researcher (Vivian Bugden) on 6 September 2016

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Research notes

Found a photo of the Bellamy cottage.
Submitted by Researcher (Beryl Whatson) on 12 March 2014

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