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Andrew Newman (1800–1862)

Andrew Newman (c.1800-1862), a sailor who was born in Sweden, was found guilty on 6 January 1826 at Maidstone, Kent, England, of housebreaking. Sentenced to 14 years transportation he arrived at Sydney aboard the Marquis of Huntley in September 1826. According to his record he was married with three children, could neither read nor write and gave his religion as Protestant.

Newman was assigned as a government servant to James McArthur at Camden, New South Wales. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1834. He had to remain in the locality of Goulburn. In 1838, aged 38, he sought permission to marry 17-year-old Catherine Kealy but the wedding does not seem to have taken place. He married Mary Payne, a widow, on 26 July 1841 at Goulburn; the couple had three sons.

Andrew Newman died on 5 August 1862 at Goulburn, New South Wales. According to his death notice he was a publican.

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5 August, 1862 (aged ~ 62)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 14 years
Court: Kent
Trial Date: 6 January 1826


Occupation: sailor
Married: Yes
Children: Yes (3)


Children: Yes (3)