Ogborne Convicts Transported to Australia.
Three people are recorded as having been convicted to transportation to Australia - see details below:
1) Elizabeth Ogbourne Died On Voyage on 16 Sept 1826
( more details of the Grenada and the passenger list)
Colony: New South Wales
Report from the Bristol Mercury issue 1845In March 1826 Elizabeth was sentenced to death at The Wiltshire assizes at Salisbury, for the theft of a 5 shilling note. (25 pence in present UK currency, or approx 40c in US currency.) 16 others were also sentenced to death at the same Assizes, and all had their sentences reprieved and were given the lesser sentences of transportation to Australia for life.
It seems likely that this Elizabeth Ogbourne who was sentenced to be transported ‘for life’ was the Elizabeth Ogbourne mentioned in the following listings obtained from the Wiltshire Record Office:
DATE: 12 JLY 1825
Two other Ogborn*s are listed as having been transported to Australia:
2) James Ogborn transported for life (one of 14 sentenced at the same assizes on the same date.)(Merits further investigation !)
Could this be the same man ?
Hobart Town Courier and Van diemens Land Gazette 24th September 1841
DIED- At Ellerslie, on the 10th instant, Mr. James William
for more details of the Voyage and the occupants of the ship the Sea Park
6th January 2008