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Trying to locate any information about William who was tried in Dublin for stealing a horses haulter. He was a groom and porter and tried and convicted and given 7 years in Australia.  When he completed his sentence he stayed, married and settled into life in the colonies.

I am interested to see if there is a newpaper report of the trial and if there is any information about his family and who his parents were.

Sue Battersby

Friday 10th June 2016, 10:42AM

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  • Hi Sue

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out

    You can access newspaper archives for Irish Newspapers at this link: Newspaper Archives

    As far as I am aware, you can subscribe for as short a period as 24 hours and they usually offer deals around holiday times like 4th July etc.

    This might also be useful: Ireland-Australia transportation records (1791-1853)

    Best wishes

    Clare Doyle

    Genealogy Support 

    Clare Doyle

    Wednesday 6th July 2016, 11:09AM