Reminder: Tales of the Unexpected

FCRC Spring Seminar,  Sunday 8th October

 

Convicts holding Tickets of Leave were regularly required to attend musters. Failure to attend a muster could result in a convict's Ticket of Leave being revoked.

 

Muster Roll for 1841

The Muster Roll for 1841 is a list of the female convicts who were listed on the 1841 muster roll. An analysis of the 1841 muster roll shows the following breakdown for the female convicts:

  • 28% holding a ticket of leave, holding a conditional pardon, free by servitude, married or absconded
  • 29% institutionalised at a female factory, gaol, prisoners' barracks, nursery or hospital
  • 1% dead
  • 42% in service to masters/mistresses or at Government House

 

The Courier published the following dates, times and places for musters on Friday 2 September 1842 (p.2).

TICKET-OF-LEAVE MUSTERS.

FINGAL.

Those residing in that part of the district from Grayfort to Eastham, Ellerslie, and Kingston, will be mustered on Friday, the 16th of September next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, on the Church Hill, Avoca.

Those residing between Grayfort, Falmouth, and George's River, will be mustered at the Police Office, Fingal, on Tuesday, the 20th September, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

CAMPBELL TOWN.

At the Police Office, Campbell Town, on Friday, the 23d September, at 9 o'clock.

OATLANDS.

On Tuesday, the 20th September, at the Court House, Oatlands.

On Wednesday, the 21st September, at the London Inn, Spring Hill.

On Thursday, the 22d September, at the White Hart Inn, Antill Ponds.

On Friday, the 23d September, at Mr. William Neale's, Eastern Marshes.

The Muster each day will take place at 10 o'clock precisely in the forenoon.

WESTBURY.

All those to the northward of the Whiteford Hills, at the Police Station at Port Sorell, on Monday, the 19th September next, at 10 o'clock a.m.

Those to the northward and in the neighbourhood of Deloraine, at the Police Station at Deloraine, on Monday, the 19th September next, at 10 o'clock a.m.

Those in the neighbourhood of Westbury, at the Police Office, Westbury, on Tuesday, the 20th September next, at 10 o'clock a.m.

LONGFORD.

Those residing in the vicinity of Longford, and between the Cressy and Entally estates, at the Police Office, Longford, at 10 o'clock on the 20th September; and those residing between Cressy and the Macquarie River, at the same hour, at Brumby's Creek Bridge.

Those residing at Carrick, Entally, and the adjacent neighbourhood, will muster at the Police Station, Carrick, at 10 o'clock on the 21st September.

And those residing within Perth and its vicinity at the same time, at the Police Station at Perth.

NEW NORFOLK.

At the Police Office, New Norfolk, on Wednesday, the 14th September, at 10 o'clock.

GEORGE TOWN.

At the Police Office, George Town, on Thursday, the 29th September, at 10 o'clock.

SWANSEA.

Those residing to the northward of the Wye River, on Monday, the 26th day of September next, at 12 o'clock, near Messrs. Amos's, Glen Gaia.

Those residing between the Wye River and Kelvedon, on Tuesday, the 27th day of September next, at 10 o'clock, at the Police Office, Swansea.

And those residing to the southward of Mr. Webber's farm, on Wednesday, the 28th day of September next, at 12 o'clock, at the Constable's Hut, Rocky Hills.

PROSSERS' PLAINS.

All such convicts residing at Prosser's Plains, including the White Marsh, the Sandspits, and Cockle Bay, will muster at the Police Office, Prosser's Plains; and all such residing at Spring Bay, Little Swanport, and the Eastern Marshes, at the residence of the District Constable, Spring Bay, on Monday, the 12th September, at 11 o'clock.

HAMILTON.

Those who reside in the neighbourhood of the Nine Mile Marsh, Bashan Plains, and Marlborough, will muster at the District Constable's residence at Marlborough, on Tuesday, the 20th September, at 11 o'clock.

Those who reside in the neighbourhood of the River Ouse will muster at the Ouse Bridge, and the remainder at the Police Office, Hamilton, on Tuesday, the 20th September, at 11 o'clock.

RICHMOND.

At the Richmond Police Office; Sorell Police Office; and the Clarence Plains School-house, on Saturday, the 10th September, at 10 o'clock.

BOTHWELL.

Those residing at the Black Marsh, and within five miles (including the Hunting Ground District,) will be mustered on Monday, the 19th of September next, at 12 o'clock, at the Constable's Hut at that place.

Those residing at the Lakes, and within five miles of Mount Pleasant, near the Shannon, will be mustered at Mr. Robert Patterson's Hut, as last year, on Wednesday, the 21st of September, at 12 o'clock.

All other ticket-of-leave men residing in the district will be mustered at the Police Office, Bothwell, on Friday, the 23d of September, at 11 o'clock.

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All persons holding tickets-of-leave who do not attend the musters as directed, will be gazetted as illegally at large, and dealt with accordingly.