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The map showing where the Revolutionaries met up, starting at Hunts Barn and local mens houses, they walked as far a Giltbrook Nottinghamshire, via Ripley, Codnor, Eastwood before being apprehended

 

 

An artists impression of Jeremiah Brandreth, "The Nottingham Captain" at his trial for high treason for leading the Pentrich Revolutionaries

 

Descriptions/information of the men that I have accumulated to date

 

Jeremiah Brandreth

 

Age at time of Revolution, 31

Profession, Framework knitter

Resident of Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Description, Height short, Complexion yellowish

Married, 2 children with wife expectant 

Executed 7th November 1817

 

Isaac Ludlam

 

Age at time of the Revolution, 52

Profession, Farmer, Quarry man

Resident of South Wingfield, Derbyshire

Description,

Married, 14 children only 7 surviving

Executed 7th November 1817

 

William Turner

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 46

Profession, Stonemason ex-soldier

Resident of South Wingfield, Derbyshire

Description, None

Single

Executed 7th November 1817

 

Thomas Bacon

 

Age at time of Revolution, 64 

Profession, Framework knitter 

Resident of Pentrich, Derbyshire

Description, Height 5' 6 1/4’’ Complexion yellow, pock pitted. Hair silver/grey 

Unknown marital status

Died 1831

 

Sentence, transportation to Australia for life, 

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham", 

 

Thomas was sick aboard ship on the 2nd February 1818 with erypsilis, redness & swelling of left leg, sharp pains & sensation of burning heat 

  

John Bacon

 

Age at time of Revolution, 54 

Profession, Framework knitter 

Resident of Pentrich, Derbyshire 

Description, 5' 6" tall, Complexion sallow, Hair light brown, Eyes hazel 

Married, 5 children

Died May 1828

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham" 

 

John was sick aboard ship on 5th February 1818, difficulty of respiration, severe breast pain & cough, copious mucous, feeble pulse, shrunken features, anxious countenance

 

Awarded 

Ticket of leave 27th June 1827 district South Creek, 

Free pardon August 1834

 

George Brassington

 

Age at time of Revolution, 33 

Profession, Coal miner 

Resident of Pentrich, Derbyshire, native place Ripley, Derbyshire

Description, 5' 10" tall, Complexion ruddy, Hair brown to grey, Eyes grey blue, Distinguishing marks powder marks on face, lame left leg

Married, 5 children

Died August 1846

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham"

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave 26th March 1827 Sydney 

Changed to Hunters River 14 April 1827 

Patrick Plains 25th February 1831 

Absolute pardon 1st January 1835, 

 

German Buxton

 

Age at time of Revolution, 31

Profession, Coal miner 

Resident of Alfreton, Derbyshire, native place Wessington, Derbyshire, 

Description, 5' 10" tall, Complexion fair, Hair brown, Eyes grey 

Married, 1 daughter, re-married Esther Shimell 

Died August 1835

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham"

 

German was sick aboard ship on the on10th June 1818, sick on ship, scurvy, swelling of gums, blotches on legs 

 

Awarded

Free pardon 1st January 1835, 

  

John Hill

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 30 

Profession, Framework knitter 

Resident of South Wingfield, Derbyshire

Description, 5' 0" tall, Complexion sallow, Hair brown to grey, Eyes hazel to grey 

Distiguishing marks, lost tooth left side upper jaw, scar middle finger right hand 

Marital status unknown

Died 1849

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham"

 

Awarded

Absolute pardon 1st Jan 1835, 

 

Samuel Hunt

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 24

Profession, Farmer & butcher

Resident of South Wingfield, Derbyshire, native place Denby, Derbyshire  

Description, 5' 7" tall, Complexion ruddy, Hair brown, Eyes hazel, Distinguishing marks two round scars on chin,  

Single, married Elizabeth Seville in Australia, became licensee of 'The Green Gate' pub in Church Street, Parramata in 1837

Died 1858 of dropsy

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, set sail, 6th March 1818, aboard the ship "Isabella" arrived Sydney 14th September 1818

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave 1827 

Absolute pardon 1st Jan 1835

 

John McKesswick alias "Scotchman" (McKissock)

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 37

Profession, Framework knitter

Resident of Heanor, Derbyshire, native place Ballantrae Inverness

Description, 5' 8" tall, Hair light brown turning grey & balding, Eyes grey, Distinguishing marks large nose 

Married, 3 known children

Died November 1853

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham"

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave 31st Aug 1830, district Sydney

Free pardon August 1834, 

 

John Onion

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 48

Profession, Iron worker

Resident of Butterley, Derbyshire, native place Madeley, Shropshire

Description, 5' 2" tall, Complexion ruddy, Hair grey, Eyes blue-grey 

Married, with children

Died August 1840

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, set sail, 6th March 1818, aboard the ship "Isabella" arrived Sydney 14th September 1818

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave 1st November 1831 district Sydney

Free pardon August 1834, 

Absolute pardon 1st January 1835 

 

Edward Turner

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 34

Profession, Stonemason

Resident of South Wingfield, Derbyshire,

Description, 5' 8" tall, Complexion ruddy, Hair black, Eyes dark 

Married, 3 children, re-married Ann Cawson, built and ran the 'Stonemasons Arms' Sydney

Died 1841

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, set sail, 6th March 1818, aboard the ship "Isabella" arrived Sydney 14th September 1818

 

Edward was sick aboard ship on the, psora, continuous eruption, very itchy especially in bed, 29th Mar

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave 6th April 1827

Pardon 1832,

Absolute pardon 1st Jan 1835 

 

Joseph (Manchester) Turner

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 19

Profession, Clerk

Resident of South Wingfield, Derbyshire,

Description, 5' 9" tall, Complexion fair, Hair dark brown, Eyes dark hazel, Distinguishing marks, pearl on right eye

Single, married Ellen Frazer in Australia, became 'Wharfinger' at Goose's Wharf

Died 1840

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham"

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave 27th Jun 1827 district Parramatta

Conditional pardon 1832 

Free pardon August 1834 

  

George Weightman

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 26

Profession, Sawyer 

Resident of Pentrich, Derbyshire,

Description, 6' 0" tall, Complexion ruddy pockpitted, Hair dark brown, Eyes hazel, 

Distinguishing marks scar left side upper lip

Married, 4 children

Died 1865

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for life,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham"

 

George was sick aboard ship on the Jan 13th-21st February rigors & pains in back, loins & limbs, cough & headache, bled by surgeon, slightest movement agony, Jan 16th joints swelling, limbs rubbed twice daily camphor liniment, balm tea to drink

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave 30th October 1822 having volunteered to the settlement of Port Maquarie at its first establishment

Second ticket of leave, 15th May 1827 district Illawarra

Absolute pardon 1st January 1835 

  

Thomas Bettison

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 33

Profession, Coal Miner

Resident of Swanwick, Derbyshire, native place Pinxton Derbyshire

Married, 

Died 1835

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for 14 years

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham" 

 

Awarded

Ticket of leave in 1825, 

Freed in 1832 having served his 14 year sentence, 

 

Josiah Godber

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 54

Profession,  Labourer

Resident of Pentrich, Derbyshire, 

Description, 5’ 51/2’’ Complexion pale, Hair silver & balding, Eyes hazel

Married, 

Died November 1822 

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for 14 years

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, arrival December 1817, aboard the ship "Tottenham"

 

Josiah was sick on board ship with soreness of gums, scurvy & lumps on the hams

 

Joseph Rawson

 

Age at the time of the Revolution, 32

Profession, Framework knitter 

Resident of Swanwick, Derbyshire 

Marital status unknown

Died January 1821, of disease of the lungs, 

 

Sentence transportation to Australia for 14 years,

November 1817 sent to hulk Sheerness destined for New South Wales, set sail, 6th March 1818, aboard the ship "Isabella" arrived Sydney 14th September 1818

 

 

Signatures of Revolutionaries and their family taken from official documents and letters

 

These were supplied by Brenda Warren in Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These were supplied by Margaret Trungove in Australia

 

 

 

 

These signatures were obtained from other sources

 

 

 

 




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