Catherine Porter1

F, b. 4 October 1813, d. 29 April 1851
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited8 Mar 2011
     Her married name was Simpson. Catherine Porter married Thomas Simpson. Catherine Porter was born on 4 October 1813 at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. As of 17 July 1842,her married name was Blackhall. She married Thomas Blackhall on 17 July 1842 at New Norfolk, Van Diemens Land, Australia. Catherine Porter died on 29 April 1851 at Risdon, Van Diemen's Land, Australia, at age 37.

Family 1

Thomas Simpson b. 1800
Child

Family 2

Thomas Blackhall b. 1795, d. 26 Jun 1880

Citations

  1. [S205] Website: Archives Office of Tasmania.

Edward Porter

M, b. 1728
Last Edited19 May 2009
     Edward Porter married Alice Pottinger. Edward Porter was born in 1728.

Family

Alice Pottinger b. 1732
Child

Eliza Porter

F, b. 1823
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Eliza Porter was born in 1823.

Elizabeth Porter

F, b. 1703
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Her married name was Collis. Elizabeth Porter was born in 1703 at Leicestershire, England. She married Joseph Collis, son of John Collis and Ann Unknown, on 28 August 1732.

Family

Joseph Collis b. 1704
Child

George Porter1

M, b. 1809, d. 1831
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     George Porter was born in 1809. He died in 1831.

Citations

  1. [S205] Website: Archives Office of Tasmania.

Convict George Porter

M, b. 9 June 1768, d. 1828
FatherEdward Porter b. 1728
MotherAlice Pottinger b. 1732
ConvictY
ReferenceP-25598-Gc
Last Edited9 Dec 2013
     Convict George Porter was born on 9 June 1768 at Westminster, London, England. Hewas transported in 1789 on the convict transport ship 'Scarborough' from England to Port Jacnson, new South Wales, Australia with the Second Fleet.

George was sent to Norfolk Island in 1792.

George and Susannah Porter had a land grant of 30 acres plus another adjoining 30 acres, one boundary was the Black Snake Rivulet.
Black Snake, named by William Mansfield, is now Granton. The present day Black Snake Lane crosses Mansfield's and Porter's original grants. He was convicted on 25 February 1789 at The Old Bailey, London, England,for burglary and sentenced to death, later to transportation

Trial Notes:-

GEORGE PORTER and WILLIAM COOK were indicted, for burglariously and feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Ann Goodall , about the hour of six in the night, on the 21st day of January last, and burglariously stealing therein, six silk handkerchiefs, value 12 s. and a leather slipper, value 2 s. her property .

DANIEL GOODALL sworn.

I live at Islington with my mother, Ann Goodall ; she is a widow ; on Wednesday, the 21st of January, near the hour of six in the evening, my brother George came in, and said there were some suspicious persons about; I went out, and heard somebody hallooing on the other side of the way; I told my brother to stop at home, and mind that the windows was not cut, and I would get somebody to come to our assistance; I came back in about eight minutes, and my brother was out of doors, and said the windows had been robbed; I ran out, and went on the Terrace, there I saw one of the prisoners, (Cook) whom I knew very well; I laid hold of him; I told him he had robbed the window; immediately after, my brother came up, and said it was not him, it was the other prisoner, Porter; the other prisoner was on the other side of the way, and he ran from behind the watch-box, and my brother said there he goes, stop thief! I immediately let go the prisoner Cook, whom I had got hold of, and ran after the prisoner Porter, and he was stopped in the Church-yard, Islington; the handkerchief and slipper were found on Porter; I found them in his pockets; the constable happened to be at hand, and I called him, and took him to our house, and he was searched, and taken to the justice.

GEORGE GOODALL sworn.

I am brother to the last witness; I am fifteen years of age; I went to the door to give the boy the pots, about ten minutes or a quarter past five; I saw the two prisoners come down the lane together; I see them go as far as the watch-box, and then they parted; Cook went on the other side of the way, and Porter walked backwards and forwards on our side of the way, near our house; and I went to get some assistance, for fear of their breaking the window, but I could not; and when I returned, I saw the prisoners meet again; they went through the Churchyard to Cross-street; I went into the shop, and looked through a shawl that hung in the window, to watch them; Porter went past the window, and looked in at both the windows; then he passed again, and looked in at that window which he broke; then he stopt about a quarter of a minute, and I saw him pull something out of his pocket, and cut the putty of the window, and shove in a large piece of glass; then he pulled out the slipper and handkerchiefs; and just as he had got to the end of the handkerchiefs, a piece of glass fell; it was his hand he put in; he immediately put the things in his pocket, and went towards Cook; I see all this distinctly, for I looked at them all the while they were there: two shawls hung up, and I looked between these two shawls; there was a light in the shop, on the side he broke, but on the other side that I looked through, I had put the light away; it was a projecting window I looked through; there was no light on the outside but a lamp; the window was full of goods; the light on the counter was very strong: I am sure as to both of the prisoners; I knew Porter before; he lived in Islington; I heard Cook making a hallooing the same night, at the corner of Cross-street; they had been hallooing all the evening together, to one another: the shop is a about twenty yards from the corner of Cross-street; I did not see Cook at the time the window was broke; I saw him when he went through the churchyard, not afterwards; I ran out immediately, and Porter had got the property, but I could not see where he run to; I saw Cook on the Terrace, which is about forty yards distance from our house.

Court. Could you see him at forty yards distance when you run out? - Yes.

What time of night was it? - Six.

That is dark in January? - Yes, but there are a good many lamps on the Terrace which shew a great light; he was hallooing at the top of the Terrace, and the prisoner ran towards him.

When you first ran out at the door, did you see either of them? - No, Sir.

When you first saw Cook on the Terrace, what was he doing? - He was making a hallooing just before I got to the Terrace, the corner of Cross-street; I met my brother at the top of Cross-street, and told him they had got the property; my brother laid hold of Cook, and coming back I saw Porter run from behind the watch-box, or somewhere about there, as hard as ever he could; I told my brother that Cook was not the man that robbed the window, but that it was him who ran from behind the watch-box; he ran after him, and left Cook on the Terrace; he was not taken up till the next day, after we went to Mr. Blackborough's.

ROBERT FIDELL sworn.

I am a constable; here is a piece of handkerchief, and a slipper; I received them from Mr. Daniel Goodall .

Daniel Goodall . I took the things out of Porter's coat-pocket myself; I know them perfectly, here is a mark on them; [deposes to the handkerchiefs by the mark 34, to the slipper by the mark J. B. H. and produces the fellow marked in the same manner.] The handkerchief had been in the window all day, I know that mark very well; we have had them a month, they were put in the window to shew, they were not wrapped up; I am sure they are my mother's handkerchiefs; I know Cook perfectly well, and little suspected him; I changed two or three different hats to see if it was him, and it was him.

PRISONER PORTER's DEFENCE.

I know nothing of this man; I am quite innocent of the affair; as I was walking along I saw this parcel lay, and I picked it up.

The Prisoner Porter called one Witness to his Character.

GEORGE PORTER , GUILTY , Death .

WILLIAM COOK , NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Court to Cook. Your life is spared; I hope the fate of your unfortunate companion will be a warning to you. He married Susannah Creech Mely O'Brien, daughter of Convict Susannah Mortimer, in 1808 at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. Convict George Porter died in 1828.

Family

Susannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Children

James Porter1

M, b. 1812
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     James Porter was born in 1812.

Citations

  1. [S205] Website: Archives Office of Tasmania.

Mabel Ethel Porter

F, b. 1890, d. 30 September 1967
Last Edited12 May 2009
     Her married name was Masterson. Mabel Ethel Porter was born in 1890. She married Harold Masterson, son of Thomas Free Masterson and Louisa Read, in 1920 at Mutford, Suffolk, England. Mabel Ethel Porter died on 30 September 1967 at Deben, Suffolk, England.

Family

Harold Masterson b. 30 Mar 1895, d. 23 Oct 1971

Margaret Porter

F, b. 1827, d. 1872
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited23 Oct 2009
     Her married name was Lester. Margaret Porter married Reuben Lester. Margaret Porter was born in 1827 at New Norfolk, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. She died in 1872.

Family

Reuben Lester b. 1821
Child

Mary Porter1

F, b. 1815
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Mary Porter was born in 1815.

Citations

  1. [S205] Website: Archives Office of Tasmania.

Reginald Stanley Porter

M, b. 8 May 1908, d. 1 August 1970
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Reginald Stanley Porter was born on 8 May 1908 at Milltown, Victoria, Australia. He married Ethel Mary Goode, daughter of Peter Alexander Goode and Catherine Britt Dent, on 18 September 1946 at Portland, Victoria, Australia. Reginald Stanley Porter died on 1 August 1970 at Geelong, Victoria, Australia, at age 62.

Family

Ethel Mary Goode b. 17 Sep 1916, d. 30 Nov 1982

Sarah Porter

F, b. 1825, d. 1854
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited19 Nov 2012
     Her married name was Lucas. Sarah Porter was born in 1825. She married John Richard Lucas, son of Richard Lucas and Elizabeth Faulkner, on 10 April 1841 at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. Sarah Porter died in 1854.

Family

John Richard Lucas b. 1817, d. 1883
Children

Susannah Porter

F, b. 1817, d. 1905
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited19 May 2009
     Her married name was Mansfield. Susannah Porter married Charles Mansfield, son of Convict William Mansfield and Maria Cole Nichols. Susannah Porter was born in 1817. She died in 1905.

Family

Charles Mansfield b. 12 Jan 1812, d. 1876
Children

William Porter

M, b. 1820, d. 1895
FatherConvict George Porter b. 9 Jun 1768, d. 1828
MotherSusannah Creech Mely O'Brien b. 3 Aug 1790, d. 1835
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     William Porter was born in 1820. He died in 1895.

Catharina Potaskie1

F, d. 1877
FatherJohn Potaskie b. 1774, d. 1824
Last Edited16 Mar 2009
     Catharina Potaskie Arrived in Australia Per 'Calcutta.' She was born at England and arrived in Australia Per 'Calcutta.' Her married name was McDonnell. She married Edwardus McDonnell in 1824 at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia. Catharina Potaskie died in 1877 at Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Citations

  1. [S205] Website: Archives Office of Tasmania.

John Potaskie

M, b. 1774, d. 1824
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     John Potaskie was born in 1774 at England. He died in 1824 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.1

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S205] Website: Archives Office of Tasmania.

Joseph Potaskie1

M, b. before 1801, d. 1821
FatherJohn Potaskie b. 1774, d. 1824
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Joseph Potaskie was born before 1801. He died in 1821 at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, Australia.

Citations

  1. [S205] Website: Archives Office of Tasmania.

William Potaskie

M, b. 1820, d. 1823
FatherJohn Potaskie b. 1774, d. 1824
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     William Potaskie was born in 1820 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He died in 1823 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Margaret Pottenger

F, b. 1645
Last Edited16 Apr 2011
     Margaret Pottenger married John Bond, son of John Bond and Margery Fryzer, at England. Margaret Pottenger Not sure if both wives are the same person or which one was the motherof Richard. Her married name was Bond. She was born in 1645 at Basing, Hampshire, England.

Family

John Bond b. 15 Oct 1643, d. 1718
Child

Albert Potter

M, b. 1880
FatherWilliam John Potter b. 1848
MotherElizabeth Plank b. 1852
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Albert Potter was born in 1880.

Alice Potter

F, b. 1854
FatherJohn Potter b. 1819
MotherMartha Green b. 1819
Last Edited30 Aug 2014
     Alice Potter married John Still, son of John Still and Jane Scratchley, at Unknown. Alice Potter was born in 1854.

Family

John Still b. 1857
Children

Amelia Potter

F, b. 1857
FatherJohn Potter b. 1819
MotherMartha Green b. 1819
Last Edited9 Mar 2009
     Amelia Potter was born in 1857.