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Details for the convict Ezekiel Beebee (1837)

Convict Name:Ezekiel Beebee
Trial Place:Kingston (Canada) Court Martial
Trial Date:16 January 1836
Sentence:21 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Norfolk (5)
Arrival Year:1837
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Ezekeil Beebee Biography

Ezekeil Beebee was born in Walsall and baptised at St.Matthews Church on 16 Jun 1811, he was the son of William Beebee and Sarah Mason. His trade was a cordwainer but he joined the army and was sent to Canada with 24th reg of foot to help keep down the insurgents and stop uprisings. The conditions were really bad with outbreaks of cholera. Many men deserted and Ezekeil was one of them in 1832. On 3rd Oct 1832 he was court martialled at Kingston, Canada and sentenced to 21 years. He was sent back to England and spent 4 years imprisoned on a Hulk ship called ‘The Levitian’ in Portsmouth where the men had to do hard labour on the dockside. He was transported to New South Wales on ‘The Norfolk’ which departed 27th Oct 1836. They arrived on 12th Feb 1837. The convict indents stated that Ezekeil Beebee aged 25 could read & write, was a protestant, single man from Staffordshire. He was a shoemaker and soldier, who was tried for desertion at Kingston, Canada court martial 16 Jan 1836 and sentenced to 21 years. He had no former convictions. His complexion was ruddy & pockpitted, brown hair and dark blue eyes. He had lost canine teeth on the left side of upper jaw and had a mole on his left cheek, a small mole on right side of mouth. Tattooes: Crown & E B in a wreath on upper right arm, a woman on upper left arm. Scar betwixt fore finger and thumb on left hand, ring and scar third finger of the same. Sun under left arm.
From the general muster it states that his master was P.S.Inches of Patrick's Plains.
Ticket of leave issued 30 April 1847 stated that he was allowed to remain in the service of Mr. Edward Brown at the McIntyre River for 18 months. TOL cancelled 16th April 1851 due to being absent from district. TOL refused 30 Aug 1851.
After this we don’t know what happened to Ezekeil Beebee.
Ancestry has him dead by 1866, but I can't look at the record as it's on the Austrailian site, I would love to know if he married and had children.
Submitted by Researcher (Antonia Davis) on 18 November 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/10, p.402

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