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Looking for Joshua DENLEY (convict) and Charlotte MOORE from England, settled Tasmania and New South Wales, Australia

Query by allycat

I've just started researching the DENLEY family on behalf of my brother-in-law.

Joshua (Josiah) DENLEY {AFN: 238P-WNR} See Monaro Pioneers was born abt 1822 England possibly Surrey area. He was a convict who was sentenced to 14 years transportation to Van Diemen's Land in 1832. After his sentenced expired he moved to New South Wales in 1846 and shortly after met and married in 1847 to Charlotte MOORE {AFN: 238P-WP0} who was born abt 1821 England, and came to Australia when she was about three years old. She was 19 years old when she married, I've not found the location yet. And died aged 46 years from an abscess of the liver on 28 Feb 1867 at Mt. Pleasant, near Myalla, New South Wales, Australia and was buried 2 Mar 1867 at Cooma NSW. Her Death Certificate states issue: 7 males and 4 females living, with 1 female and 1 male deceased. So records would seem to indicate that they had 12 children, though I haven't found them all yet.

Emigration details of Joshua DENLEY: From Charles Bateson's book "The Convict ship's". It was York 1 (3) third voyage, arrived 29/12/1832, Ship, 429 tons, Built at Southwick in 1819, Master Richard Spratley, Surgeon Jas. McTernan, Sailed 1/9/1839 from Plymouth, days 119. 200 male prisoners, landed 200 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
RootsWeb Archive Lists - Immigration Ships

More about Joshua Denley:-

Convict Details
Denley, Joshua
Convict No: 18354
Extra Identifier:
SEE Surname:
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Voyage Ship: York (2)
Voyage No: 99
Arrival Date: 29 Dec 1832
Departure Date: 01 Sep 1832
Departure Port: Plymouth
Conduct Record: CON31/1/10
Muster Roll:
Appropriation List: CON27/1/6, CSO1/1/632 14300
Other Records:
Description List: CON18/1/21

His digitised record is image 99 at website link below.
Archives Office of Tasmania - search portal

Children of Joshua DENLEY and Charlotte MOORE:-

1.female DENLEY

2.female DENLEY

3.female DENLEY

4.male DENLEY

5.male DENLEY

6.male DENLEY

7.male DENLEY

8. Charlotte DENLEY born 28 May 1848 NSW Australia, christened 24 July 1848 Asfhield, County of Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia, died 5 Sep 1928 Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia, buried 6 Sep 1928 Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Married 16 May 1867 Church of St.John's, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to John WRIGHT Jr. his birth details not known, he died 20 Jul 1916 Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia, buried 21 Jul 1916 Toowong Cemetery.

More about the WRIGHTs: John WRIGHT Jr. was the son of John WRIGHT and Jane ATKINSON. John Wright (Sr.) was born in England about 1805 to 1807. He married Jane Atkinson and they migrated to Tasmania in 1834. From the "Hobart Town Courier" on 5 September 1834 - "arrived same day (4th) the bark "Edward", Capt. Lindsay, 406 tons, from Woolwich 5th May, with 157 female prisoners and 23 children, under the superintendence of Surgeon Sterritt, R.N., also 9 free women and children. passengers, Mr & Mrs. Wright, Mr. Slomer." Their son, William Edward, was born at sea on 16 June 1834. In 1835 John Wright tendered for a building operation on the Commissariat Offices (CSO 19/3 p.153). John Wright was shown as owning an allotment of 11 perches of corner of Colville and Sloane Streets in Sept. 1839 (SC 285/116). Two houses were built on this allotment. After John's death they were in the name of Miss Mary Wright. In 1868 the house on the corner of Sloane and Colville Streets was in the name of Ann Clinch and remained in her name and then in the name of her Estate until 1929. The house next door (now No .36) remained in the name of Mary Wright until 1926 after which it too was in the name of Ann Clinch's Estate. In 1930, both properties were in the name of E.H. McDevitt (Assessment Rolls, Hobart). John Wright died at his residence at Battery Point and was buried in St. David's Church of England Cemetery on 1 September 1863. Death Notice in "Mercurcy" 31/8/1863 - "On the 28th inst. at his residence, Battery Point, Mr John Wright, late builder of this city, after a long and painful illness, in the 58th year of his age. His friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, which will move from his late residence, on Tuesday, the 1st September, at half-past two o'clock." NOTE: Photocopy of Register of Deaths shows 29 Aug as date of death and 58 years as age.

Notes for John Wright Jr.:- Location - Browns Creek and Burtons road, west of Bridges. Selected by John Wright on 4 September 1893 as Selection No.A.F.2382. Deed of Grant to John Wright was prepared on 8 May 1899. About 1906 John retired back to Brisbane. He died in the Brisbane Hospital on 20 July 1916 and was buried in the Toowong Cemetery, Por 1, Sect 136, Lot 11/12., on 21 July 1916.

11 Children of John WRIGHT Jr. and Charlotte DENLEY:-

(1) Emily Mary Jane WRIGHT born 1868 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1868/B8062) died 1871 Queensland, Australia (death reg.1871/B6825). Burial details not yet known.

(2) Maurice John WRIGHT born 1869 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1869/B9986).

(3) Annie May Louise WRIGHT was definitely born at Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia although it is not yet known when, she could have been the couple's first born child, married 1890 Queensland, Australia {marriage reg.no.1890/B14400) to Edward SCHWEDE who could have been born 1856/1860 Riga, Latvia died abt 1912 Queensland, Australia, the son of possibly Frederick SCHWEDER and possibly Louise or Dora DIXON (verification required). Annie died 1919 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (death reg.1919/C1906). She is supposedly buried at Toowong Cemetery, Cnr Frederick St and Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong, Queensland, Australia although I haven't found any records yet for SCHWEDE or WRIGHT.

8 children of Edward SCHWEDE and Annie May Louise WRIGHT:-

i. May Louise Charlotte SCHWEDE born 22 Dec 1890 Queensland, Australia died 14 Oct 1962 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
married (marriage reg.1915/C3466) 29 Dec 1915 Brisbane to John Hugh BOURNE born 1883 Queensland, Australia died 15 Apr 1952 Queensland, son of Thomas BOURNE and Emily LEVER.
The Leaver Family of Berkshire and Australia
ii. Violet Ivy SCHWEDE born 1893 Queensland, Australia married 1914 Ernest HARDING.
iii. Dora Olive SCHWEDE born 1895 Queensland, Australia
iv. Edward William SCHWEDE born 1898 Queensland, Australia married 1919 Easter TIERNEY born 1896 Queensland, Australia, daughter of Thomas TIERNEY and Maria (Mary) CASHELL
v. Sydney Tasman SCHWEDE born 1900 Queensland married 1922 Vida Beatrice MUIR born 1902 Queensland died in childbirth 27 Oct 1943 Royal Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
vi. Phyllis Florence Lilian SCHWEDE 1903-1904 Queensland, Australia
vii. Archibald Harold SCHWEDE born 1906 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1906/C10900) died 1967 probably in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. He is buried with his wife Ethel Margaret FARRELL 1910-1993 who was the daughter of Thomas Albert FARRELL and Laura PETTET at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery, Cnr Graham Rd and Bridgeman Rd, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia.
viii. Jessie Thelma SCHWEDE born 1909 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.

(4) Joseph James Charles WRIGHT born 1873 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1873/B16124). No other details known.

(5) Ada Mary Charlotte WRIGHT born 1875 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1875/B19562) died 1876 Queensland, Australia (death reg.1876/B10798) buried 10 Jul 1876 Toowong Cemetery, Cnr Frederick St and Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong, Queensland, Australia. Interestingly there is more than one individual buried in the same grave, namely a baby, Vera Constance WILSON buried 21 Sep 1929 aged 14 days. Graves greater than 30 years old are available for reuse by immediate family and descendants.

(6) Eva Maud WRIGHT born 1877 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1877/B22159). No other details known.

(7) Hepburn William WRIGHT born 1879 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1879/B24939). No other details known.

(8) George Thomas WRIGHT born 1881 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1881/B27848). No other details known.

(9) Violet Olive WRIGHT born 1884 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1884/B32582). No other details known.

(10) Harry Edward WRIGHT born 1886 Queensland, Australia (birth reg.1886/B37171). No other details known.

(11) Ruby Victoria WRIGHT 1892-1892 Queensland, Australia (birth 1892/B50438, death 1892/B25067). I may have found her burial records although not totally positive about this - Grave Location Search - Brisbane City Council

9.Ann DENLEY (twin of Charlotte, birth registration no.V18481390 33A/1848) was born 28 may 1848 NSW died three days after she was christened, aged about 8 weeks at Ashfield NSW.

10.Joshua DENLEY born 10 Jan 1850 NSW christened July 1851 St.James, Sydney, County Cumberland, New South Wales.

11.William DENLEY born 1851 Sydney NSW christened along with brother Joshua.

12.John DENLEY born 1852 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia died 20 Oct 1925 Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia, buried 21 Oct 1925 Tharwa Road Ch Of E Cemetery, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia.
GeneaNet Family Tree of Terry Price

13.Charles DENLEY born 1853 Gippsland, Victoria, Australia died 4 Jan 1917 buried Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
Queanbeyan Cemetery

See also on the internet following rootsweb tree:-
Contact Robyn Denley email: [email protected]
RootsWeb World Connect Project - Denley/Menere

Shall be updating this journal when I can...

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on 2008-09-19 15:06:03

allycat , from sunny Queensland, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2006. is researching the following names: VOSS, DENNER, DINNER and 610 other(s).

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by rosswi on 2009-03-10 14:50:49

I am a direct descendant in the female line of Charlotte Denley born 1848 and John Wright jr through their daughter Eva Maud Wright born 1879 Brisbane married John Beaton born 1865 Inverness Scotland. Their daughter Jessie Mitchell Beaten born 1908 Yandina married William Edward Burrows born 1907 Nambour. Their daughter Betty Mavis Burrows (my mother) born Yandina 1933 married William Henry Inwood born Rockhampton 1929.
Many thanks for your excellent work. When last I tried to research this I hit a dead end some 20 years ago.
Kind regards,
Ross Inwood

by allycat on 2009-03-10 15:13:10

Dear Ross, Really lovely to hear from you. I'm not too far away from Nambour myself.

I have asked another descendant to see my journal here and your comment. She has been researching for a very long time.

Let me know your personal email address via the 'contact' messaging system in place at familytreecircles so that we may correspond further and attach .jpg/.pdf files of past bdm certs.

Kind regards,

by Jillybelle on 2009-03-11 03:44:05

Hi Ross

I am yet another descendant of Joshua and Charlotte Denley. Charlotte born 1848 was their daughter who was a twin to Ann (who died as a baby), and an older sister to my Great Grandfather John Denley. I do have the Denley line right back to 1640 in England. It would be lovely to hear from you.

Cheers for now Jill

by downunderlady on 2010-02-13 04:40:38


I know there have not been any posts for a while, but I am wondering if you are still working on this tree as I can help (and I am sure you can help me).

I am an ex spouse of 6 generations from the Joshua that married Charlotte....

Joshua who married Priscilla (no.3 on your list of children)

Joshua who married Annie

Francis Joshua who married Iris - these are my ex husbands grandparents.

I have confirmed most of my info through NSW BDM and found a source where part of the family went to Victoria (which is the extra children).

I would love to share information


by allycat on 2010-02-13 05:15:29

Dear Tania, Welcome. Jill and myself (and I'm sure Ross) would love to know more about your DENLEY connections please. You are welcome to the information already supplied here.


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