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Looking for James HAYDEN Convict sent to Australia on the Third Fleet 1791

Does anyone know anything about James Hayden b. 1761 in Staffordshire England? He was tried and convicted in Staffordhsire on 30th July 1788 and sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia aboard the 'Matilda' in 1791 with the Third Fleet. I cannot find any record of what he was convicted of.

It appears that he was sent to Norfolk Island first, as he did not arrive in Port Jackson until four years later. He married another convict, Mary Keen (alias Jane Kane) on board the ship 'Glatton' on her arrival in Port Jackson in 1803. THey had 6 children and setteld in the Campbelltown area of NSW. James died in 1820.

I would apprecaite any help in discovering what he was convicted of - or being pointed in the right direction to find his trial record from Staffordshire.

Jenny H
Bacchus Marsh
Victoria Australia

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Looking for Mary / Jane Kane / Keen originaly thought to come from Ireland

Looking for any information on Mary/Jane Kane/Keen who was born 1768c in Ireland. She was convicted for theft in the Old Bailey London in 1799 and sentenced to transportation to Australia. She married William Hayden (also a convict)in Australia.

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