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One of my husband's ancestors is Joseph Hart he was sent to Tasmainia as a convict for recieving stolen goods (but as was so often the case the person he recieved them from walked away scott free) maybe Australia needed a master Hatter, which was his trade, he lived with his parents and worked for his Father in Gaulston St Whitechapel, I have found on a trades list for around 1830 a William Hart a hatter in Goulston St with his wife Sarah but working for them is the man who gave Joseph Hart the stolen goods Joseph was tried and sent to Tasmania in 1827, on his court record it states Jewish
If anyone has any information on this family you help would be much appreciated
This is a message I just recieved
Are you still pursuing Joseph Hart? I have a strong feeling that his wife was Frances Abrahams. There is a GSM for these two in 1826, the year before they were both nabbed. Cannot find a trial record for her as Frances Hart at Essex. Perhaps she got off. However.....a 19 year old Frances Abrahams is in the OB transcripts in 1822 for her trial for passing counterfeit coin. She was sentenced to a year...Newgate! She would have been out in time to marry in 1826. She is Petticoat Lane 1822 and that is where Joseph was busted with her 1827 and there was coin involved according to newspaper reports. Quite a few hatters too if you look at some who could be JH's parents. I don't have Ancestry. Do you? You might take it further.
So I am wondering if any one can help with this but any Joseph Hart in England after 1827 is not him as he was in Tasmania Australia by that time