Snippets of Information from Research Notes

Slippers or Boots

Samuel Sheepwash was convicted of stealing a pair of slippers.[1] In later convict records in Tasmania they are described as boots.[2] The difference is described in the following link from Wikipedia, substitute shoes with boots.

"Shoes were made from the same materials as handbags. There were slippers of crocheted linen and bright colored brocade satin slippers that tied around the ankle with silk ribbon."

r John Hudspeth

“kept journals which have survived to this day, providing fascinating glimpses of colonial Jericho, … and his diary includes snippets of daily life (such as his convict servants stealing anything they could get their hands on).”[3]



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written by me 28 May 2016










[1] England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, Prison Registers, 1770-1935 [image on-line]. Sydney, NSW: Findmypast Australasia Pty Ltd. HO24/4, Samuel Sheepwash, Register No. 15932. Original data: The National Archives, London, England. Retrieved 5 May 2016.

[2] Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office. CON14: Indents of Male Convicts, 13 Dec 1850 to 09 Dec 1852 [digitised record]. Hobart, Tasmania. CON14/1/43 Hyderabad 13 Dec 1850, Fairlie 3 Jul 1852, Lady Montagu 9 Dec 1852, image 221, Robert, Mary, Greenwich. Retrieved 16 May, 2016.

[3] Jericho. South Midlands Community Accessed. 1 June 2016.