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OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE WINDSOR

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CAWB – Save Windsor from the RTA
Some interesting photosWe have been sent some photos of Old Government House, Windsor that are new to us.

They are particularly interesting because they are the last taken as it was demolished in the early 1920’s. What is of particular interest is that it shows how it was built and some interior glimpses. Unlike stone and brick structures there is almost nothing existing from the 1700’s built of wood and wattle and daub, let alone an important building such as this.

What is extraordinary is it survived termites, fire and flood in this hostile new environment for about 130 years and by looking at the pictures could have been fully restored if the will was there.

If you look closely at the walls you can see the plaster finishing over the wattle timber straps, much of it still in place. The final shot of it being torn down reveals the ceilings of wooden boards. The front exterior shot shows amazingly the original wooden shingle roof which had been accidentally preserved under a replacement tin outer skin and only revealed in demolition.

One can only imagine the dozens of major figures of our colonial history that rested, ate, conversed and lived under its roof as they planned our new country.

It is a tragedy that this prime example of building techniques at the birth of our nation was systematically destroyed. This was done in spite of protests at the time to council.

As one looks at the torn down end wall we can see revealed the still solid cedar roof structure. One senses a repeat performance for the Jolly Frog Hotel.

The cultural vandalism demonstrated here robs us all of our shared cultural memory for short term gains and long term loss. The saga of the Jolly Frog is yet to begin but it is should become a symbolic marker that such disrespect for heritage ends here.

We, the guardians of our culture, are offended and degraded by such activity and do not regard expedience, greed, ignorance and laziness as valid justification for robbing us of a unique legacy to hand onto our great grandchildren – its our responsibility to resist and win.

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John Ready’s mother, Johanna Pendergast

Another snippet – John Ready’s mother, Johanna Pendergast died 3 December 1838 and was buried at St Matthew’s RC Church, Windsor (Burial No 112, page 225, Windsor burial register 1835-1874, described as a settler, officiating priest W Brady).

Betty

MORE WINDSOR MATTERS

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http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/10_subnav_01_1.htm

The Rum Track: Places associated with ‘The Rum Rebellion’,
26th January 1808 to 1st January 1810.

Government House site, Green Hills (35-37 George Street, Windsor), the site where rebels lit bonfires on the night of the overthrow, and from which they exercised control over the Hawkesbury District and suppressed local opposition to the rebellion.

( Turns out that where Izzy and I ended up spending the weekend in March 2010 after leaving the Last Resort at Vineyard, is actually adjacent to the site of the Old Government House. Couldn’t gave thought that one up. )

http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010076b.htm

Bell, Archibald (1773 – 1837)

In 1812-18 he commanded a detachment of the 73rd Regiment at Windsor. In 1818 he acted as barracks master and helped to found the Hawkesbury Benevolent Society.

http://www.printsandprintmaking.gov.au/catalogues/work/23239/lionel-lindsay-old-government-house-windsor-nsw.aspx?impression=85863

LIONEL LINDSAY’S ETCHING.

Primary Artist

LINDSAY, Lionel

Context  Australia

Title Old Government House, Windsor, N.S.W.

Date Made 1918

Technique etching, printed in brown ink with plate tone, from one plate

Copyright Courtesy of the National Library of Australia

lindsay-lionel-old-government-house-windsor-nsw

http://www.nma.gov.au/collections-search/display?irn=129738

Old Government House, Windsor

Object type
Photographic postcards

Object number
1986.0117.5026

Description
A sepia toned postcard featuring a photograph of an old government building in Windsor, Sydney. Adjacent to the photograph is a column of text outlining the historical significance of the building. Titling on the card reads "AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL POSTCARDS / HISTORIC BUILDINGS / OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, / WINDSOR". Publication identification on the reverse side of the card reads "JAMES R TYRRELL 22 CASTLEREAGH STREET, SYDNEY".

Collection name
Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1

OGHNMAOld Government House, Windsor LEBOVIC

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17187762

The Sydney Morning Herald… Thursday 27 June 1935 Supplement: Women’s Supplement

As the Roman Catholic Chapel had not been built by the 9th June 1824 Johannah was obliged to use St John’s Church, Parramatta, this time for her own wedding , for at the age of 59 she married 46 year old FRANCIS PRENDERGAST.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2183946

LAND GRANTS. The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 21 April 182

including Mudie, Raine, PRENDERGAST and more.

RANDOM LINKS TO OTHER WINDSOR FAMILIES AND TOPICS.

http://www.users.on.net/~ahvem/page3/page2/page22/page21/page21.html

MICHAEL CONNOR CONSTABLE AT WINDSOR OGH.

http://www.emerge.net.au/~santarem/gray/shades.html

THE STORY OF JOHN GRAY & ELIZABETH KILLETT

 

SCENES OF WINDSOR IN 2010.

WINDSOR 016 WINDSOR 019 WINDSOR 021 WINDSOR 025

WINDSOR 026  WINDSOR 043

http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=38424

WINDSOR AGAIN

WINDSOR 002

VIEW FROM THE TERRACE MOTEL AT WINDSOR. THE WHARF IS DOWN THERE SOMEPLACE.

http://www.westernsydneylibraries.nsw.gov.au/hawkesbury/history.html

http://www.hawkesburyaustralia.com.au/information/thingsToDo_windsor.asp

I don’t know what I was thinking when we went to visit Windsor. I thought the Old Government House where the Readys were Housekeeper and Dairyman, was out of town somewhere. 

Research remains messy with the 3 house moves and one baby of the last two years. Now, I begin to settle in and unpack previous findings and access some of the newer resources on the net and discover that it was near Thompson Square.

This is our story. We were booked into a ‘resort ‘ online at Vineyard and on arrival found it to be a Last Resort. We sacrificed our pre paid money and headed into Windsor itself, ending up at the Terrace Motel on the River. Now, we find that we were right there where the Old Government House was. Where the Readys walked and worked. WE LOVE RESEARCH !

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=CV0RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=P5YDAAAAIBAJ&pg=443,7905

UPDATE TO READY OR NOT

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/ready-or-not/

I am placing the READY OR NOT research on a page of its own. (see above). Updated today is the story of JOHANNAH READY and FRANCIS PENDERGRAST. 

COLONIAL MOTHERS

THE SAG Newsletter reports that Dr Tanya Evans, now of Macquarie University, is engaged in researching the history of motherhood in early Colonial Australia and Britain between 1750 and 1850. The focus has caught my fancy. My Mind seems to have taken a disproportionate amount of time in recovering from the Change of year and the Summer Season and I haven’t been able to get my mental historical  hard drive functioning at all but this little article has begun to bring the ghosts back to life again. Dr Evans is asking for assistance from any who have worked extensively on their family histories and have details of mothers from these early times. Dept of Modern History at Macquarie University, Sydney would have the contact details for you.

As for me, it has me thinking of all the Mothers of Mine who and the folkore I have been given. The Scottish Widow who was asked to be Laird of the Clan but came out here with her children instead.  Johannah Ready Prendergast, whose son John was sent as a convict to Government House at Windsor where his mother was Housekeeper. I wonder often about Johannah who was 47 when convicted in Ireland. She tried to have another son and his family sent out but failed. When John’s marriage failed and he became excessively odd in his behaviour and was sentenced to Moreton Bay, Johannah disappears from the records. I like to think she followed him.

Ann Moran and Hannah Hutchings/Hitchens. What was it like for them to be mothers here in the early 19th Century ? Young convict women. Ann had 5 children to John Curtis who was already husband and father to a family in England and had attempted to have them brought to him.  Hannah was recorded as a ‘ loose woman’ on the convict ship THE BROTHERS. How did her life as a mother develop from that starting point and from the death of her first husband in the Lunatic Asylum, Liverpool ?

READYS IN NSW STATE RECORDS

Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

READY, Mrs. Housekeeper at Government House, Windsor

1815 Aug 5-1816 May 11

Her salary as housekeeper at Government House, Windsor, paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.123, 200)

 

READY, Johanna. Dairy woman at Government Dairy

1817 Dec 16

Evidence at inquest on John Holland (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.274)

READY, John. Overseer of the Government Dairy

1817 Dec 16

Evidence at inquest on John Holland (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.275)

READY, John ?

1821 Jan 24, May 24

Store receipts of for fresh meat and salt pork (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.143, 152, 159, 176)

READY, John ?

1822 Jan 5, May 18

Servant to James Bellamy. On returns of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 pp.1a, 12)

READY, John

1822 May 4

On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.11)

READY, John. Of Windsor

1823 Oct 15

Memorial for land at Patricks Plains (Fiche 3071; 4/1835B No.268 pp.637-40)

1823 May 23; 1824 Jan 30

On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.45, 57)

READY, John ?

1823 Oct 16

Re passport issued (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.430, 431)

READY, John ?

1824 Jul 24

Runaway from Mulgoa. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.83)

READY, John. Of district of Field of Mars ?

1825 Jun 11

Memorial (Fiche 3152; 4/1844A No.678 pp.159-62)

1825 Jun 20

To be victualled from the Store at Parramatta for six months; with his wife and convict servant (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.515)

READY, John. Per “Three Bees”, 1814; of Parramatta

1820 May 18

Memorial (Fiche 3029; 4/1825A No.637 pp.459-62)

1822 Mar 31-Sep 30

On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp.8, 20, 34)

1823 Apr 5

On return of allotments in the town of Parramatta; listed as Raidy (Fiche 3265; 4/7576 pp.1, 9)

1823 May 30

On list of persons who have neglected to pay for convict mechanics assigned up to 31 Mar 1822 (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.422)

READY, Martin. Per “Three Bees”, 1814; farmer of Airds ?

1820 Apr 13

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta”; listed as Reddy (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.342)

1820 Jun

On list of prisoners at Newcastle claiming expiration of sentence; listed as Reddy (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.76)

1824 Oct 2

Farmer of Airds. Memorial (Fiche 3106; 4/1839A No.806 pp.283-6)

1824 Aug

Re permission to marry Margaret Hyland in the Roman Catholic Church (Reel 6064, 4/1789 p.112; Reel 6013, 4/3512 p.293)

1825 Nov 2

Of district of Airds. Memorial (Fiche 3152; 4/1844A No.679 pp.163-6)

1825 Dec 9

Convict landed from “Henry Porcher” assigned to at Airds; listed as Reddy (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.104)

ST JOHNS CHURCH PARRAMATTA : JOHN CURTIS AND ANN MORAN.

ST JOHNS FEATURES THROUGHOUT THE FAMILY.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625505

The Sydney Gazette and… Sunday 10 April 1803, page 4.

This being Easter Sunday, Divine
Service will be performed by the Rev. Mr.
Marsden, at St. John’s Church Parramatta, for the first time.

THE NSW BEGINNINGS ARE WITH JOHN  CURTIS AND ANN MORAN.

FROM PHIL READY’S “READY OR NOT”.

JOHN CURTIS – 1749-1821

At his trial March 1795 in Gloucester, England, forty five year old accountant , John Curtis, was found  guilty of coinage. (forging coins) and sent to Portsmouth where he was placed aboard the prison hulk LION to await a ship for the Colony of NSW . Separated from his wife Jane and 10 remaining children who lived in the Parish of St Augustin Bristol, he was never to see them again.

1. JOHN CURTIS married 1773 to JANE PURRIER

THE CHILDREN OF JOHN AND JANE CURTIS

1 1774 ELIZABETH
2 1776 SARAH
3 1778 JOHN
4 1779 THOMAS
5 1780 ?
6 1781 JOSHUA
7 1782 FRANCIS
8 1784 WILLIAM
9 1784 BENJAMIN
10 1785 WILLIAM H
11 1787 ANN
12 1793 CHARLOTTE

During the 18 months wait, John and the other prisoners aboard THE LION were “employed as health and weather permitted” by instructions from Mr James Bradley and in compliance with the desire of the Master General in Ordinance, in removing mud and gravel , raising, sloping and preparing Glacis on Weevil lines near Gosport and other occasional works under the direction of the Engineer appointed to superintend the fortifications at that place. ( HULK RETURNS. PRO REEL 3557 AONSW).

On 29th September 1796 John was discharged from the LION , placed aboard the GANGES and sailed via Rio de Janeiro to New South Wales.  Arriving at Sydney Town on 2 June 1797 he was sent to the Government Stores and put to work there. John’s skills at reading and writing would have been of great benefit at the stores and he  worked so well there that three years later he was promoted to an overseer and a numerous stock of cattle placed in his care.  ( Petition from John Curtis to Governor King – King papers Vol 1 pp 66-69 M.L.)

John had been overseeing the dairy for two years when he was advised that there was also to be a dairymaid at the dairy. Enquiries revealed that her name was ANN MORAN.

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ANN MORAN

ANN had been tried at MEATH, IRELAND, during the Spring of 1800. Found guilty , sentenced to seven years  transportation to NSW she too was held in custody to await a ship. On Sunday the 29th November 1901, two vessels, HERCULES with Ann aboard and ATLAS sailed from the port of CORK.  

HERCULES – a two deck square masted vessel of 395 tons burthen  built in Newcastle England was armed with 10 guns, carried a crew of between 32 and 35 men , 140 male and 25 female prisoners and several passengers among them MAJOR JOHNSTON who was later to figure prominently in the history of the Colony. The ship HERCULES also carried a detachment of the NSW Corps under CAPTAIN RALPH WILSON ( PRO REEL 413 WO 12/9901 FOLIO 160 ML)

https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/anne-moran-and-the-hercules-in-1801/

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GRANTED an emancipation by Governor King on the Anniversary of GEORGE III , JOHN CURTIS was now a free man but unable to leave the Colony.Very lonely he formed an attachment  with ANN MORAN but, sadly missing his family and unaware that his wife JANE PURRIER had died in 1800, tried in 1803 to obtain permission to return home to them. Taking up his quill and paper, John wrote in his neat script to the Governor. ( I am presuming Phil Ready sighted these documents. )

” HIS Excellency Governor King,

Your humble petr, John  Curtis  begs leave to state that he is now at the advanced age of 60 years.

Marked by the hand of misfortune he was torn from a beloved family and a wife and ten children who  live in the Parish of St Augustin City of Bristol, tried at Gloster March Assizes 1795 convicted and arrived in this Colony in the ship GANGES . That petr has been three years in his Majesty’s Stores and from that situation promoted to an overseer and a numerous stock of cattle consigned to his care.

Petitioner need not to a gentleman of your Excellencies perspicacity and distinguised knowledge point out his unwearied attention and strict integrity in the dishcarge of his duty suffice to say that thru your Excellencies experience Wisdom of Humanity you were pleased to extend his majesties gracious bounty of an emancipation on the celebration of H.M. anniversary on June 4 1802.

The petr situation and conduct so universally known to the gentleman of this country emboldens him to solicit their signatures as a testimony of his good behaviour in every situation since his arrival and trusting in the merciful disposition of your Excellency has ever invinced in the cause of justice, humanity and the unfortunate must humbly implore a further extension of the Royal  clemency by suffering him to returning and spending his latter days with a long estranged family who with petitioner as in duty bound.

Ever pray

John Curtis

Under the signature of John CURTIS are the signatures of

1. W Patterson Lt Governor

2. Geo Johnston

3. Rev Samuel Marsden

4. Thomas Jamieson Supt of Govt Stock

John’s petition could not be granted as it was not within the Governor’s power to do so but ANN had already become pregant to John and later that year have birth to a daughter whom they named ELIZABETH, perhaps after John’s first daughter, Elizabeth, born in England in 1744.

The busy Governor had other things on his mind  and a revolt in 1804 by the convicts at CASTLE HILL, only a few miles from John and Ann,  made him realise how much his authority  depended on the unruly NSW CORPS. The thought kept him on edge for he was having trouble with its officers  and more especially with its paymaster JOHN MACARTHUR who wanted the Governor to comply with the CORPS’ wishes and become rich. By 1806 King had had enough and resigned as Governor.

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On Sunday last St. John’s Church, at Parramatta, was opened, and Divine Service performed by the Rev. Mr. Marsden ; who delivered an excellent Sermon on the following Text,

But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth ? behold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built !” II. Chron. c. vi. v. l8 : In the course of which he made some animated allusions to the structure of ‘Solomon’s Temple,, and afterwards gradually traced the progress of Religion in succeeding ages, adverting to tge many solid advantages that must be necessarily derived to this Colony, from a proper observance of the duties of christianity and a religious worship.

The concourse of persons that attended from all parts of the Colony, and the becoming silence that prevailed, added much to the solemnity of the service. Many Ladies of the first respectability were present, some of whom went purposely from Sydney ; and the Military Detachment on duty at Parramatta, were alfo partakers at the sacred festival.  St. John’s Church may justly be stiled the finest building in the Colony ; the paintings are well designed, and tolerably executed.  The Altar Piece, tho’ somewhat heavy, is nevertheless entitled to praise. The pews are not yet put up, but when they are, it will certainly become a handsome, well-finished. and commodious place of worship.

 

MARRIED

On Wednesday last, at St. John’s Church,

Parramatta, Lawrence Brady, baker to M.

Peat, spinster. She is the first young woman  

married from the Orphan House.

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  • http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627695 
  • http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627698
  • Whereas a Promissory Note of Hand drawn by John Curtis of Parramatta in favor of one  Thomas Jones for the Sum of £40 Sterling, was about a twelvemonth ago lost at Parramatta, and has not since been recovered. Now this is to give Notice, that the said Note was negociated to me, Hugh Davlyn, of Richmond Hill, who do hereby acknowledge to have received from the above Drawer (John Curtis) full satisfaction for the same ; I do therefore forbid all persons receiving the same under any pretence whatever, as it is the sole property of the said John Curtis; any person rendering it up to whom or to myself will be handsomely rewarded. Hugh Davlyn.

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627801

    The Sydney Gazette and… Sunday 3 September 1809, page 2.

     

 

MELINDA KENDALL : HER LIFE AND WRITINGS

Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters

Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters

http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/index.htm 

Mary-Anne Warner’s site transcribing STATE RECORDS of SHIPS. easy to navigate. Detailed.

There’s many a story to tell . . .

Masters, crew, a stowaway or two; passengers, cabin, saloon and steerage; births at sea, deaths at sea; deserters; vessels with one crew and one passenger and those with 70 crew and hundreds of passengers; simple single sail boats, barques, brigs, large steam ships; whaling voyages, regular coastal passenger trips, voyages from other Australian ports, London, San Francisco, China and other exotic ports – you will find them all here. 

The lists on this site are being transcribed from the State Records Authority of NSW Reels of the Shipping Master’s Office, Inwards Passengers Lists . . . . . . are added to weekly

MELINDA KENDALL : HER LIFE AND WRITINGS

JOHANNAH READY

Johannah was my great-great-great-great grandmother on my mother’s side as they say. That is – she was my GGGGGrandmother if in fact it was her son who fathered Peter Mark. It could have been one THOMAS HOGAN. For the time being we will stay with the legal records and claim Johannah as kinfolk.

This is her story as Phil Ready recorded it for READY OR NOT.

JOHANNAH READY 1765-183?

” The ARCHDUKE CHARLES , a one class two decked vessel of five hundred and twenty five tons burthen was built in Newcastle England in 1809.  With J.P.  JEFFRIES as master and JOHN PAWSON as surgeon the ship sailed from Cork, Ireland on Friday 15th May 1812 with 147 male and 54 female convicts for the Penal Colony of NSW. Travelling via Rio de Janeiro she arrived at Sydney two hundred and seven days later on 16th February 1813. ( The Convict Ships by Charles Bateson)

Among the prisoners was 47 years old Johannah Ready sentenced by the court during 1811 in County Tipperary, Ireland to fourteen years transportation to the Colony.

On disembarking at Sydney Cove, Johannah was taken to the women’s barracks and then allocated to work at Government House Windsor. This necessitated a journey that was long and dangerous at that time for there were many thieves and bushrangers about so the party travelled with an armed guard. Johannah is listed in the Windsor Ration Book as receiving rations during 1813 and 1815 ( loc A 803 pp 59,90,122 ML) and during this time became Housekeeper at Government House.

Records show that she received payments for this position during 1814 and 1815 from the Police Fund. (Wentworth Papers loc. D1 M4 pp 121 137 ML)  Her salary was published in the following editions of the SYDNEY GAZETTE.

5 AUGUST 1815 12 MONTHS WINDSOR 20 pds
11 MAY 1816 6  MONTHS PARRAMATTA 10 pds
8 FEB 1817 12 MONTHS WINDSOR 20 pds

 

As housekeeper at Government House Johannah would have come in contact with some of the most influential people in the Colony including the Rev Samuel Marsden and William Cox , Magistrate.

Johannah’s son John Ready, arrived as a prisoner aboard the convict ship THE THREE BEES in June of 1814 and by the end of the year had become overseer of the Government Dairy at Windsor.

In July of 1814 there was great excitement in the Colony for Governor Macquarie had accepted the generous offer of William Cox to build a road over the mountains along with the route discovered by Blaxland,  Lawson and  Wentworth. So well did the team work that by 21 Jan 1815 the road had been completed and by May the Governor with his wife and a well equipped party was able to travel along the new road from Parramatta. Crossing the mountains Macquarie was able , with the help of Cox to lay out the proposed town of Bathurst on the banks of the Macquarie River which had been discovered by George Evans the previous year.

Two years later John and Johannah both still  at Windsor, testified at an inquest held on Wednesday 16th December 1817 into the accidental drowning of a dairy stockman. In their testimony they stated that the stockmen John Holland  and Edward Knight were good friends at the time of the accident.

Holland and Knight had gone to a nearby creek to bathe at a spot that John Holland considered safe but unfortunately neither could swim and when Holland got out of his depth Knight was unable to help him. He ran to a nearby Mill but being unsuccessful there went on to Government House where he asked the Gardener for help. As only one of those who came to help could swim ( very few people at that time could) it was two hours before John Holland’s body was recovered.

The Coroner being absent the Rev Samuel Marsden swore in the Chief Constable Francis Oates to act in his stead and Johannah unable to write put her mark on her testimony whilst her son John signed his name ( INQUESTS AONSW)

On 31 August 1819 both Johannah and John Ready received their pardons from the Governor and just over 6 months later on 7 Feb 1820 John married Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of John Curtis and Ann Moran . Elizabeth born in 1803 was now 17 years of age and John 30.

Although of the Catholic faith the wedding took place in St Johns Church of England Parramatta for at that time Catholicism was discouraged with no Catholic Priest being allowed to officiate.

In 1822 Johannah applied to the new Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane, to have her sone Phillip and his family brought out as assisted immigrants from Ireland stating that Phillip was known to Mr Walsh the gaoler at City Cork where both she and John had been held for some time before embarkation but there is no record of the family ever having migrated to the Colony ( Governors Despatches 1822 loc 1193 p 230 ML)

Finally restrictions on the Roman Catholic Faith were relaxed with a move made to build a RC Chapel at Parramatta. Johannah is listed in the SYDNEY GAZETTE EDITIONS

17 MAY 1822
11 OCTOBER 1822
13 MARCH 1823
17 MARCH 1824

as making a subscription towards this aim. However as the Chapel had not been built by the 9th June 1824 Johannah was obliged to use St John’s Church, this time for her own wedding , for at the age of 59 she married 46 year old FRANCIS PRENDERGAST.

JOHANNAH READY AND THE ARCHDUKE CHARLES

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628633

The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 20 February 1813, page 2.

The Archduke Charles, Captain JEFFRIES, left Portsmouth for Cork the 28th of March last, and arrived at the latter on the 28th, where she lay till the 16th of May  following, when she sailed for this Colony with 147 male

and 54 female prisoners. Of the men two died on the passage; namely, Arthur Culmady, aged 67, from the infirmities of age ; and John Lenna, a young man, from extreme debility. All the others arrived in apparent good health.

The delay of this ship’s arrival was occasioned by the loss of her rudder, shortly after her departure from Rio de Janeiro, which she left with the Minstrel and Indefatigable in company, the 11th of August. The 25th of September she arrived at the Cape of Good Hope to repair the accident ; and was detained there till the 19th of December, upon which day she resumed her voyage for this Port.

A few days before her departure a vessel arrived from England, from whence she had sailed the 1st of Oct. 1812,  and by which the pleasant accounts transmitted hither were received at the Cape. The account accompanying the report of the Archduke Charles’s arrival in last week’s Gazette was .consequently erroneous, in stating that the vessel which conveyed those consequential dispatches arrived at the Cape the 1st of October, instead of stating that to be the day on which she sailed from England.

By the Archduke Charles have arrived Lieutenants BURBRIDGE and CONNOR, of the 1st Battalion. 73d Regiment, with a detachment of thirty non-commissioned officers and privates, to join the Battalion.

 archduke charles sydney gazette 12 feb 1813

SYDNEY GAZETTE 1812 OCTOBER 24

article628559-3-001ARCHDUKE CHARLESThe Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 24 October 1812, page 3

article628633-3-001ACThe Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 20 February 1813, page 

JOHANNAH READY 1765-183?

JOHANNAH READY CONVICT ON ARCHDUKE CHARLES 1813

ALSO ABOARD THE ARCHDUKE CHARLES IN 1813 : THANKS TO SAG
Patrick Kohelly per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
John Phelan per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas Phelan per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Daniel Meskill per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Frances Sharkey per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas Kenna per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas Givnon per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Susannah Wiley per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
James Morris per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Timothy Bell per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Patrick Dawley per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Patrick Cooney per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Catherine Keynon per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
William O Brien per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
James Fitzpatrick per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Givnon per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Patrick Hopkins per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Cornelius Galvin per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Walter Hall per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Matthew Gill per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
James Duk Steenson per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Thomas (Snr) Gwnson per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Timothy Bell per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Ellenor Holland per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Luke Grant per ship Archduke Charles, 1813
Margaret Leary per ship Archduke Charles, 1813