National Library of Australia

Our reading rooms will be closed on Monday 30 May. Check our opening hours before your visit.
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Montgomeryshire : a calendar of the criminal and misdemeanor prisoners : now in the custody of John Davies, keeper of His Majesty's gaol for the said county : the 30th day of March, 1811 / Edward Heyward, Esq. Sheriff
Bib ID 7763552
Format BookBook [text, sheet]
Printer Pool : Maidson, Printer
Description [Pool, Montgomeryshire, Wales] : [Court of Great Sessions?], 1811 
1 broadside ; 33.5 x 21.5 cm 
Summary

This broadside of 1811 lists the names of “criminal and misdemeanor” prisoners held in county prisons at Court of Great Sessions, at Pool in Montgomeryshire, Wales (renamed Welshpool from 1835). It is a relatively early example of a regional prison “calendar” recording convicts sent for transportation in Australia, and lists the names of four relevant prisoners: Eleanor Owen, aged 56, “Transported for the term of her natural life. For felony”; William Bellamy, aged 33, “Transported for seven years. For felony”; Jane Lloyd, no age given, “Transported for seven years. For felony”; and Pryce Morris, aged 29, “Transported for the term of his natural life. For felony” and also “Ordered on Board the Hulks in the River Thames.” In addition one prisoner, Robert Goodwin, aged 23, is condemned to a two year gaol sentence for felony; two women are listed for trial, and two men are confined for lunacy and insanity. —Adapted from a catalogue from Samuel Gedge Ltd., May 2018.

Biography/History

Pryce Morris (1783-1867) was convicted at the Great Sessions 7 April 1810 of sheep stealing and ordered to be transported for the 'term of his natural life'. He was among the two hundred convicts transported to New South Wales on the ship Guildford which departed England in August 1811. In 1818 he married Mary Spear (1802-1888) at Windsor, New South Wales and in 1828 is recorded as living with his family on a smallholding at Portland Head, in the Windsor district. He recieved a conditional pardon on 6 April 1833. —Adapted from catalogue from Samuel Gedge Ltd., May 2018 and Brian Owen, Transportation by Montgomeryshire courts 1788-1868 (Llanidloes Powys, Wales: Powysland Club, 2003), page 105.

Notes

Caption title.

Subjects Heyward, Edward, 1746?-1820.  |  Owen, Eleanor, born 1755?  |  Bellamy, William, born 1778?  |  Lloyd, Jane, active 1811.  |  Morris, Pryce, 1783-1867.  |  England and Wales. Court of Great Sessions (Montgomeryshire)  |  Criminal courts -- Wales -- Montgomeryshire.  |  Court records -- Wales -- Montgomeryshire.  |  Court calendars -- Wales -- Montgomeryshire.  |  Prisoners -- Wales -- Montgomeryshire.  |  Broadsides -- Great Britain.  |  Montgomeryshire (Wales) -- History.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Heyward, Edward, 1746?-1820  |  England and Wales. Court of Great Sessions (Montgomeryshire) issuing body

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.