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Plea from an old lady

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Could anybody please try and solve a mystery of many many decades please,oh please.
I am now getting older and have been trying to find these to relatives but to no avail im sorry to say,
The people that i am looking for are two brothers Thomas and John Evans,they are from warwickshire in England and Thomas was born circa 1837 and John well i am not sure of when he was born before or after Thomas.
These brothers were cotton spinners.
There parents i do not know who they were and would like to know very much who they were.
There is a story in the family that John was convicted of arson in 1864 and sent on the ship to Australia.
He was convicted on the 5/12/1864.
Please nowadays you have all of this new techno knowledge maybe you could help find a clue for this old lady as i have been trying for many decades to solve it and hopefully someone can find an answer for me and i must apologise dearies for the lack of informationas its all i havehoping it will be of some help
Thanking you all so much for even just taking time to read this

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by noggin on 2013-12-09 04:43:47

Brothers Thomas and John Evans, do you know who they married where and dates (approx)
Their children where/b dates.

This was the only John Evans I could find in 1864:

Title: John Evans, one of 260 convicts transported on the Merchantman, 29 June 1864.
Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Oxford Assizes for a term of 8 years.
Vessel: Merchantman.
Date of Departure: 29 June 1864.
Place of Arrival: Western Australia.

He was convicted on the 5/12/1864. Do you know where he was convicted and where he was sent in Australia, and the ship's name?

by Blaze15 on 2013-12-09 12:43:05

i understand that he went on on the Belgaria vessel and he was convicted in Warwickshire dear,neither of the boys married and im afraid i have no dates for you apart from the date that Thomas was born 1837.
John died in Carnarvon in 1928 in Western Australia.
Thomas was found in the 1861 census in Warwickshire but nothing after that im afraid love,in that it shows that he was boarding with Mr and Mrs John Chester.
im so grateful for this bit of information thank you

by noggin on 2013-12-10 06:45:31

I think you have the wrong brother being sent to Australia

Thomas Evans, one of 277 convicts transported on the Belgravia, 04 April 1866.
Author/Creator: Great Britain. Home Office. ; State Library of Queensland.
Subjects: Evans, Thomas ;
Belgravia (Ship) ;
Convicts -- Australia -- Registers ;
Australia -- Genealogy
Publisher: Canberra A.C.T. : Australian Joint Copying Project
Is Part Of: Criminal : Convict transportation registers [HO 11]
Date: 1948-1990
Language: English
Notes: Sentence details: Convicted at Warwickshire. Assizes Warwick for a term of 8 years on 05 December 1864.
Vessel: Belgravia.
Date of Departure: 04 April 1866.
Place of Arrival: Western Australia.
Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 156
Other title(s): British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database.
Convict transportation registers.
More title information - other title(s): Evans, Thomas
Record number: 1080522

by noggin on 2013-12-10 07:05:13

Not sure this is the same Thomas but I did not find another Thomas Evans on the Belgravia. All details agree apart from the trail place. According to this he returned to the UK 7.12.1874 with a wife and one child

Australian Convict Index, 1788-1868
Name: Thomas Evans
Age: 1840
Year: 1864
Trial Place: Clerkenwell ??
State: WA
Status: M 1 chd
Ship: Belgravia
Comments: To UK 7.12.1874
Occupation: Labourer

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