Person:James Freel (5)

m. 29 Jan 1854
  1. Esther Jane Freel1857 - 1939
  2. John Neil Freel1859 - 1925
  3. Isabella Freel1862 - 1947
  4. William Freel1865 - 1935
  5. Henry Freel1866 - 1935
Facts and Events
Name James Freel
Alt Name James Friel
Gender Male
Birth? 1810 Donegal, Ireland
Occupation? Goldminer
Marriage 29 Jan 1854 Maitland, New South Wales, Australiato Bridget Sweeney
Death? Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Note: Neither of these James Freel appear to be the man who married Bridget Sweeney. James #1 was sentenced too death in 1836 for Breaking and Entering in the Williams River District. James #2 Death notices show his family connections.

Convict # F1371

Brothers: John Arrives Cambridge 17 Sep 1827

Neal Arrived on the Regalia 5 Aug 1826

Assigned J.H.Boughton, Tillimby, Paterson

Census of New South Wales. November 1828.
Name First Age F/B Ship Year Sentence Religion Occupation Employer Residence Reference No.
Freel James 18 Prisoner Morley 1828 7 Years C Labouter to J.H.Broughton Telinby, P. Plns. F1371
Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849
Alias: Religion: Age on arrival: Marital status: Calling/trade: Born: Native place: Tried: 1827 Antrim Sentence: Former convictions: Ship: Crime:
Triel Freel Treel [1] Catholic 19 Single Seaman 1809 Antrim 1827 Antrim 7 Morley (5) [1828] House breaking
Arrived on the Morley 3 Mar 1828
Certificates of Freedom (State Records)
Surname Firstname Alias Vessel Year CF No. Date Item Reel Remarks
FREEL James TRAIL Morley 1828 34/0605 17 May 1834 4/4321 992
FREEL Neal Regalia 1826 32/0705 4 Aug 1832 4/4312 989 (shot 18 June 1835)
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803-1842) Wednesday 5 March 1828 Page 2 of 4
Shipping Intelligence

On Monday last arrived, from Dublin, whence she sailed the 3d of November, the ship Morley, Captain Williams, with 192 male prisoners, and 5 sons of prisoners. Three prisoners died, and a soldier was drowned on the passage. Surgeon Superintendent, Dr. Cunningham, R. N. The guard comprises a detachment of the 57th Regt. under the orders of Captain Hunt and Ensign Alexander, together with 6 women and 6 children belonging to the troops.

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser Monday 17 March 1828 Page 2 of 4
The male prisoners were landed from the Morley on Friday last.
Death Certificate: New South Wales Government Registy of Births Deaths & Marriages:Possible Death
Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District
Sydney Morning Herald 16 Nov 1901 Ryerson Index [2]
FRIEL James Death notice 15 Nov 1901 Death 65 at Darlinghurst, late of Co. Donegal
AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 669
Age 19. Convicted of House breaking 28 March 1827 at Co. Antrim and sentenced to 7 years transportation. Assigned to J.H. Broughton at Paterson on arrival (Indent states tried for felony 21 June 1836
The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840-1859) Wednesday 18 October 1854 Page 2 of 4 Hunter River district News. [from our correspondents.]

On Wednesday, September 20th, drowned in Lake Macquarie, by the upsetting of a small boat whilst crossing the lake to visit one of his tenants, JOHN HERRING BOUGHTON, ESQ., of Tillimby, Paterson, aged 64.

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843-1893) Wednesday 23 January 1850 Page 2 of 4

School Examination and Tea Party.-On Friday last, the 18th, the scholars attending the Wesleyan Day School, on. the Tillimby estate, were examined by J. H. Boughton, Esq., accompanied by several ladies, in presence of several others who attended on purpose to hear the examination. The pupils were examined in arithmetic, grammar, geography, &c., and all present expressed themselves highly pleased by the aptitude and proficiency of the scholars generally. After examination the pupils, in the several classes, were rewarded according to merit-the books being provided gratuitously by Mr. Boughton ; when the whole party, consisting of fifty children, accompanied by the teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Chaucer, walked in pro- cession to the residence of Mr. Boughton, where they sat down to a delicious and plentiful repast generously provided by Mrs. Boughton ; after partaking of which the children enjoyed themselves in healthful and innocent amusements till sunset in an adjoining field, when they returned to tea, and spent the evening pleasantly until 9 p.m., when the party broke up highly delighted and gratified-the boys expressing their sense of Mr. and Mrs. Boughton's kindness and liberality by several hearty cheers. Much praise is due to Mr. and Mrs. Boughton for the deep interest they take in the welfare of the rising generation ; and the substantial proofs they give of their determination to encourage education will long be remembered with gratitude by the youth of both sexes in this vicinity. Jan. 21st, 1850.

[3] Tithe Applotment Book Ireland National Archives:
Name James Freel
Town/Street: Towneyfobble
Parish: St John's
County: Sligo
Year: 1824
Church Baptism Record[4]
Name: James Freel Date of Birth:
Address: Date of Baptism: 20-Jan-1808
Parish/District: AHAMLISH
Gender: Male County Co. Sligo
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Father: James Mother: Anna Freel
Informant 1: James FreelInformant 2: Margaret Freel
Convict Indents &c; SRNSW ref: Vol. 4/4013 Morley 1828 Entry No. 179
James Trail (or James Freel), Age: 19, Born: -, -, -, Seaman; Crime: Housebreaking, Convicted: 28 Mar 1827 Antrim [ANT IRL] 7; Transported per Morley 4, Convict, Departed Ireland [IRL], Arrived 3 Mar 1828 Sydney [NSW AUS]; Colonial crime: Felony, [Colonial sentence] 21 Jun 1836 Sydney [NSW AUS]; Assigned to J H Boughton, Hunters River [NSW AUS]
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