William Capstaff, born about 1720 in England married Mary Hunter b. abt 1720 had a daughter Margaret b. 1744 who married Adam Donnison b. abt. 1745 at St John's, Newcastle, Northumberland, England on February 4, 1769.
This union saw the birth of Elizabeth Donnison b. abt. 12th April 1772. Elizabeth's first husband was John Reed (b. 1768). It is noted in the Gateshead Registers 1780-1799 that they married at Gateshead, Durham on March 26 1796. Their son, Adam Reed was born on February 28, 1804 in Newcastle England..
On April 21st 1804, Elizabeth then married Thomas Barlow (b. 1768) at All Saints Newcastle Northumberland. This event took place a few months after the birth of Elizabeth & John Reed's son Adam (Reed) .
Following the marriage of Elizabeth to Thomas Barlow, Adam was to be known for the rest of his life as Adam BARLOW. This is where the story begins.
ADAM BARLOW was born to John and Elizabeth Reed (nee Donnison) in County Durham, England on Feb 28, 1804. He subsequently died in New South Wales on the 23rd January 1870 at Lake Bathurst. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Ryan's Vale now part of the property known as "Springfield" on the Braidwood Road near Goulburn.
He had several convictions at a very young age with his final conviction being at the age of seventeen for larceny. The hearing was in the Northumberland (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Quarter Sessions on July 11, 1821. His sentence was to be served as a convict in Australia for seven years. At the time of his conviction he was employed as a 'smith. Adam Barlow was of pale complexion and pock marked, he was five feet, one and three quarter inches tall, he had brown hair and grey eyes.
Having left London on 7th November 1821 on the "Shipley" (4), he arrived in Sydney some 124 days later, on 11th March 1822. There were 150 males on board at the time of departure with one person dying en route. The master of the "Shipley" was Lew W. Moncrief and the surgeon was George S. Rutherford.
Contradicting his age of seventeen a Newcastle Court report dated Saturday July 14, 1821 stated that:-
"On Wednesday last, at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of this town, Mary Ann Smith and Elizabeth Boucher alias Smith, for stealing wearing apparel, and ADAM BARLOW, aged fourteen years, all notorious offenders were sentenced to be transported for seven years".
Documentation collected in June 1997 from the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society, Bolbeck Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne revealed the following:-
TRANSPORTATIONS FROM NEWCASTLE QUARTER SESSIONS OCTOBER 1818 - JANUARY 1831.
From accession No. 540/7 Tyne and Wear Archives Department. Blandford Square Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Extracted by Fred Furness. Name: Adam Barlow crime: Petit larceny trans for: Seven Years Date: 11th July, 1821.Also at the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society another document was obtained which states as follows:-
p.9. "BARLOW Adam (labourer). Petit larceny. 3 months hard labour. See also CARR William and SCOTT William. Prosecutor ALLAN John. 12 Jany 1820. p 66."
p.10. "BARLOW Adam cont. Indictment for larceny. 2nd May 1821. p.134. (labourer) Petit larceny. 7 years transportation. Prosecutors CROWTHER Susannah & MORRIS Stephen Robinson. 11th July 1821. p.140". "CARR William. Petit larceny. Not guilty - discharged. See also SCOTT William and BARLOW Adam. Prosecutor ALLAN John. 12th Jany 1820 p.66".
"SCOTT William. Petit larceny. Not guilty - discharged. See also BARLOW Adam and CARR William. Prosecutor ALLAN John 12 Jany 1820. p. 66".
Further enquiries were made in relation to Adam Barlow's conviction and the Tyne and Wear Archives in a letter dated 29th July 1997 addressed to Ross Barlow states that "The quarter sessions order book TWAS ref QS/NC/1/9 includes entries for Adam Barlow as indexed by Fred Furness". The transcripts are as follows:-
540/9 p.140 QS / NC /1 /9
"Adam Barlow - Labourer having been indicted and convicted of Petit Larceny by him committed. It is ordered that he the said Adam Barlow be and he is hereby transported to such part or parts beyond the seas of His Majesty in council shall direct for the space or term of seven years and the Gaoler or keeper of His Majesty's Gaol in and for the said Town and County is hereby directed to receive the said offender into his custody in the said Gaol and to deliver him to such a Person or Persons as he shall by legal authority be directed and in the meantime to keep him safely in the said Gaol, and it is ordered that the Treasurer of the said Town or County do pay unto Susannah Crowther, widow and Stephen Robinson Morris the sum of three pounds twelve shillings and four pence for their Loss of Time, Trouble and Expenses in carrying on the said prosecution."
p.6612-1-1820 Adam Barlow, William Carr, William Scott - Labourers.
An Indictment having been found against them for petit larceny to which they severally plead not Guilty and upon their trial the said Adam Barlow being found guilty and the said William Carr and William Scott being found not guilty of the said offence. It is ordered that the said Adam Barlow be confined to hard labour in the house of correction in the said Town and County for the space of three calendar months and then being discharged. And that the said William Carr and William Scott be and they are severally discharged. And it is also ordered that the Treasurers of the said Town and County do pay unto John Allen the sum of four pounds three shillings and ten pence for his loss of time, trouble and expense in carrying out the said Prosecution".
One can see from this information that Adam Barlow began breaking the law at a very young age and did so on a number of occasions - enough to find himself deported to Australia.
In Australia at the age of 21 (?1828) he appeared in the census with the following information:-
NAME: Adam Barlow AGE :21 VESSEL: "Shipley" (4) YEAR:1821 (departure) OCCUPATION: Shepherd EMPLOYER: G.L.Cooper, Currawong, Goulburn Plains Iron gang 10.
On 23rd June 1834 Adam Barlow, Bachelor of Goulburn Plains, free by servitude (having served a seven year sentence) married Catherine Riley (Reilly) 1810-1853, spinster of Goulburn Plains by banns. With consent of the Governor the marriage took place at All Saints Anglican Church, Sutton Forest. The witnesses were John and Margaret Beckett, both of Sutton Forest. The officiating minister was the Chaplain the Rev. John Vincent. As an Irish convict & Catholic, Catherine found priests in rural New South Wales were far and few and so she and Adam (an Anglican) chose to marry in the Anglican church Sutton Forest N.S.W.
They eventually moved to the Braidwood where they found a Catholic church. Records in the register held at St Bede's Catholic Church in Braidwood show that on 10th November 1856 in Araluen, Adam at the age of 52, converted to Catholicism.
More about Catherine. Note: So far we have come across three ways of spelling her surname which have appeared in various documents discovered. They being Riley, Reilly and Reily. Incorrect spelling of names and places were common practice in those days.
At 21 years of age, Catherine Reily , female convict, arrived in Sydney from Ireland on the ship Hooghly (3) on September 27th 1831. She was 5ft 1inch tall, of pale, pock marked complexion with brown hair and grey eyes. She could neither read nor write. Her native place was Cavan, Ireland, where she was a kitchenmaid Catherine was Roman Catholic. She was tried at Louth on March 10th, 1830 for stealing military clothes where she was found to be guilty and was subsequently sent to Sydney to serve a 7 year sentance.
Further handwritten sheets including a list of 184 females who embarked on the ship Hooghly (3) from Ireland with an account of their conduct during their embarkation arranged according to their numbers on the hulks list were discovered.
No 59 Catherine Reily: conducted herself well and industriously. She was employed as 2nd nurse in the hospital during the voyage, the duties of which she performed attentively and faithfully. The report was signed by P.J.Reeves Master of the Hooghley dated June 22nd 1831. It went on to say; I do hereby acknowledge to have received on board the ship Hooghley one hundred and eighty four female convicts to be conveyed to New South Wales. The names of said one hundred and eighty four prisoners with counties from whence sent.
Catherine was to die on September 30, 1853 at Jembaicumbene, near Braidwood NSW. One could presume that Catherine died at child birth because her death came some five days after the birth of her last child, James b. September 25, 1853 died the following year. Adam & Catherine's union saw the birth of 8 children, four boys and four girls:-
Elizabeth Born: 25/11/1841 Baptised: 1842 St Saviours Church, Covan Creek Married: Jacob Henry Webb
Issue Peter b 1858 d. 1858
John b. 1859, Adam b 1862
Charles b 186 -m- Elizabeth Ann Heffernan
Issue Annetta -m- Leslie King Issue Allan Snell -m-Marjorie Saunderson Issue Belinda b 1978, Anthony b 1982
Issue Cecil - m- Elizabeth McCormack
Issue: Brian (Tony) -b- 1943
-m- Feliz Gonzales b. 1965
Issue: Reyna b. 1987, Sheena b 1988
Rebeccah b. 1994, Bobbi-Jo b. 1971
Issue: Darcy-b- 1938-d-1990
Elizabeth b 1866
Jacobb 1868 Michaelb 1869
Thomas b 1872
Rachel b 1875
William b 1877
Isabella (Bella) b 1878 d. 1878
born : 18/07/1842 Baptised: 11/09/1842
Lake George - Covan Creek
Married: 6/6/1862 Dinah Taylor b.1844 d.1931
Died: 21/03/1921 Braidwood
Michael B: 25/04/1844 Baptised: 05/08/1844
Bungonia - Lake Bathurst (bachelor) D: 02/05/1914 Parkes
Mary Ann Born: 24/10/1846
Baptised: 19/11/1846 Bungonia -Lake Bathurst
Married: Thomas Turner 1862
Died: 1870 - child birth (26yrs)
Baptised: 07/11/1847 Bungonia -Lake Bathurst
Married: John Croke 1875
ThomasBorn: 1849 Baptised: 01/07/1849 Bungonia -Lake Bathurst
Died: 1907 (Albury)
Isabella Born: 21/08/1851 Lake Bathurst
Baptised: 29/08/1853 Catholic Church Araluen
Married: Samuel Cornwell Goulburn
Died: 1887 - Fullerton (buried) Lagan
James Born: 25/09/1853
Baptised: 27/09/1853 Catholic Church, Araluen Died: 1854
The first born son of Adam and Catherine Barlow was also named Adam. His second Christian name was Donnison after the maiden name of his grandmother Elizabeth Donnison. Adam Donnison Barlow (1842-1921) married Dinah Taylor (1843-1931). They are buried in the Anglican section of the Old Braidwood cemetery. Adam Donnison and his wife Dinah also had eight children, three girls and five boys:-
Adam Donnison Barlow-b-1842-d-1921 .
-m- Dinah Taylor -b- 1843-d-1911 buried at Braidwood NSW
Maria -b- 1865 -m-: Richard McDonald - 1889 -d- 1914
Matilda -b- Unknown -m-William Hanley -d- 1905
Thomas -b- 1870 bachelor -d-1930 Goulburn
James -b- 1872 -m- (1) Susan King
-m- (2) Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Hawes
Issue: Annie Josephine d.02/10/26 age 1
Eliza -b- 1875 -m- Thomas Chinnery 1894 -d- 1916
George -b- 1878 -m- 27/01/1904 b. 1886 Mary Ethel Larcombe -d- 1951
Henry Oswald (aka Harry) -b- September 1881 Durran Durra d 19/02/1952
-m- Maggie King b:5/1886 d. 25/03/1949
Issue:Josephine Oswalda Reynolds Barlow -b-1/8/1910
-m- Alan Betts
Issue: Harrington (nee Basil King), Barry Betts -b-1941
Clarence -b- 1941, Kevin Christen -b- 28/9/1910 -d-14/4/1986
Judith Betts -b-1947
Issue: Jake, Kane, Dylan, Catlyn, Jason Radburn,
Geraldine Margaret Mary Barlow d- 1915 -m- Jack Beer
Issue: Noreen Beer, Greg Beer, Anne Beer
Henry Oswald Reynolds Barlow (AKA Ossie Barlow -bachelor) -b-1923 -d-1987
Raymond Joseph Barlow b: 29/4/1946 -m- Valda Worldon -b- 1929 -d- 1985 -b- 1950 - m - Joseph Kopec -b-1945 - m- 1967
Issue: Joseph Jnr -b-1968 -d- 2005 partner Louise
Issue: Joshua -d-1989, Kyann - b -1997 Adam-b-1999,
-m- 1992 Kerrieanne Jennings -b- 1972
Issue: Daniel, Stephen, Hayden,Jason -b-1974 m Megan
Issue: Courtney, Brianna
Pauline Barlow B: 1951 -m-. David Kelly -b- 1946 (div 1986)
Issue: Gail Kelly -b- 1970 -m-. John Houston -b-1970
Issue :Nathan b1990,Luke b1994, Dyllan b1995,
Adam b1996, Hayley - b -1999
Lynda Kelly - b -1972 -m-1995 Keiran Hearne (div 2000) -m- 2
Grahame Baily 2008 Issue:James Hearne - b- 1994, Emma Hearne -b- 1995, Jessica Hearne -b- 1999 Lauren Baily --b- 2007
Francis Raymond Barlow (AKA) Raymond - b- 1952 -m-. Pamela Alders
Issue :Nicole Barlow, Marie Barlow
William Francis(Frank) -B-1884 -d- 11/06/1964 -m- Emily Elvana Rogers -d- 15/06/1958
Issue: William (Billy) -m- Thelma
Issue: Billy Jnr.
Issue: Thora Olive - M - Henry (Harry) James Day -b- 1907
Issue: Stanley Francis -m- Robyn Margaret Harriott
Issue: Sharon Margaret Day -b- 24/08/1962 -d- 27/08/ 1962
Issue: Verna - m - Marie
Issue: Dorothy (Dotty) -m- "Chicka" Staples
Issue: Joan , Terry & Ricky
Alfred -B- 1867 -d- 1915 -m- 1889 Lydia Pringle
Issue: Hazel -b-1890 -m- George Morrison 1914 Issue: Horace -b-.1891 -m- Margaret Cowney 1923
George (1878-1951) son of Adam Donnison Barlow (b.18/07/1842)
-m- Mary Ethel Larcombe (1886-1950)
Issue: Matilda -b- 1905 Durran Durra -d- 1905
Issue: Lorna May -b-1906 -m - (1) Robert (Bob) Brown
-m- (2) Harold Young -d-1986 Braidwood Issue: Ernest George -b-31/05/1908 -d- 6/03/1949 -m- 23/03/1936 Alice Eleanor Sutherland McIntosh -b-.23/03/1913-d-10/10/1999
Issue:Colin George -b- 25/04/1938 -m- 14/06/1958 Valda Janice Sheather
Issue: Jill Alison -b- 26/09/1958 -m- 02/08/1980
-m-: Richard Clarke -b- 11/03/1958
Issue Aaron Richard b 01/10/1981
Issue Luke Adam -b- 09/10/1983
-m- 21/11/2008 Koco Young -b- 29/02/1984
Issue: Josh James -b-14/08/2011
Issue: Reece Noah 16/04/2013
Issue: Jay Vin -b-05/11/2014
Issue: Thomas William 18/01/1989
-m- Nicky Webb 5/3/2011
Issue: Heidi Jane -b- 09/08/2013
Issue: Colton Noel -b- 07/10/2014 Issue: Patrick James -b- 19/12/1990
Issue: Brett Andrew --b-3/04/1961 -m- 03/09/1983
Lynelle Ann McCarron b.04/09/1961
Issue Adam Marshall -b-13/09/1985
Issue: Andrew Thomas-b- 10/09/1987
Issue: Campbell McCarron -b-04/06/1990
Issue: William Barlow -b- 10/05/2017
Issue: Charles George Barlow -b- 24/08/2015
Issue: Darcy Ross -b-13/04/1993 -
-m-: 12/12/2015 Courtney Cheyanne Dowse -b- 19/11/1990
Issue: Chloe Cheyanne -b- 06/09/2013
Issue: Charlotte Rose - b - 12/04/2017
Issue: Lisa Margaret -b-08/09/1965 -m-:06/09/1986
Ian Pearson b.15/12/1955 (UK)-d- 04/08/1990 Issue: Christopher Andrew-b- 08/02/1987 Issue: Matthew James -b- 25/04/1989 -m-: Bobbie Lee Blowes 05/11/2011-b- 15/03/1983 Issue: Ruby Anne 27/08/2011 Issue: Sarah Elizabeth Barlow-b-11/09/1990 -m- 01/10/2016 Lewis Crothers _
Issue: Ross Ernest O.A.M -b- 21/06/1939 (bachelor)
Issue: Beverley Alice-b-11/02/1944 -m- 06/04/1968
Neville John Sharman-b-12/10/40 -d- 30/06/2012
Issue: Paul Frederick b.24/12/1971
(1) -m- 26/10/1996 Amanda Bithell
(2). Fiona Young -b-19/05/67
Issue: Jessica Elizabeth -b-19/04/05
Issue: Monique Mary-Alice -b- 26/10/07
Issue: David Ernest -b- 14/08/1974
-m- 04/11/06 Song Wha Kim (nee Ashcroft)-b-08/02/82
Issue: Taj Nev -b- 09/09/08
Issue Lily Elizabeth -b- 28/07/10
Issue: Jill Mary-b- 27/01/1946 -d-10/12/1946 (11 months) Braidwood
Issue: Kelvin Alexander -b-17/09/1948 (bachelor)
Gladys Dinah -b-17/06/1910-m-10/06/1933 William Oakes -d-14/01/1969
Joyce Elizabeth -b-11/06/1912 -d- 1993 Goulburn -d-29/01/1993
-m-03/07/1935 William Thomas Hockey
Issue Joan Mary-b-09/03/1936 -m- 27/11/66 Alan Henry
Issue Corey Alan -b-. 03/02/70 (adopted)
Issue: Natasha -b- 30/06/71 (adopted)
-m-10/09/94 Barry Welch
Issue: Bronte Alexis b. 31/03/03
Issue: Zachary Allan -b-.27/01/96
Issue: Dominic Robert -b-03/06/98
Issue: Graham William -b- 10/04/1943 -d-18/10/2009
16/3/63 -m- Zelma Backhouse B. 10/04/1943
Issue Steven Graham William -b- 20/08/1963
-m-1992 Rachel Anne Hart, Nov.1992
Issue: Tiana -b- 1/03/1997
Issue Brendan Paul -b- 19/11/1964
-m- Helcha Drenth 18/08/1995
Issue: Jediah -b- 11/02/1997
Issue: Emmet -b- 16/02/1999 Issue Adrian -b- 24/06/1969
-m- Rachael Jane Anderson 8/01/2000
Issue Jessica Kate -b-19/06/1998
Issue: Mitchell Graham -b- 8/07/2000
Walter William -b- 17/04/1914 -d- 31/03/1981-m-05/07/1939 Rita Maria Jane Bale -b-15/04/1915
Issue: Lola Mae-b-28/01/1944 -m- 06/01/1968 John Clarke
Issue : Christopher William -b- 17/04/1966
-m- Kerry Lawrence 19/01/1990
Issue: Daniel Scott -b- 16/08/1992
Issue:Shannen Brianna -b- 29/01/1994
Issue : Kelly Jane B 15/08/1968
Issue : Damien John -b-19/02/1973
-m- Melanie Matthews 31/06/1994
Issue : Dylan Joshua -b- 5/03/2002
Issue: Alyssa Courtney -b- 19/04/2004
Issue : Sally Ethel -b- 21/11/1950-m- 16/05/1970
Graham John Gourlay -b- 22/11/1948
Issue: Peter John -b- 22/05/1973 adopted
Issue: Patty -b- 15/10/1993
Issue: Nikki -b- 7/07/1976 (adopted)
-m- Robert Smith 3/3/2007
Issue: Aleia -b- 5/04/2002
Issue: Wilson Graham -b- 9/04/2008
Issue: Isla Merle -b- 15/08/2010
There is information missing. If anyone can offer help to complete this family tree
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