Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Edward Priest

Notes


1. Edward Priest

Convicted at Clerkenwell in 1791. Arrived on the Ocean in 1816. Sent to Newcastle in 1817, on the Lady Nelson.


First blacksmith in Newcastle.

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Edward Priest was indicted for shooting at Lieut. Ormsby, of the 80th regiment, at Newcastle, on the 28th of October, 1841, with intent to murder; a second count of the indictment charged the prisoner with intent to do some grievous bodily harm. An application was made on the part of the crown to have the trial postponed, in consequence of the absence of a material witness. On behalf of the prisoner an affidavit was put in making application for bail; but his Honor, having referred to the depositions, said the case appeared to be one which would not warrant him to allow bail, and the prisoner must he remanded until the next assizes.

Source: Australasian Chronicle 15 Mar 1842


Edward Priest, found guilty of shooting with intent' to kill, at Newcastle  to be imprisoned for six months in Newcastle Gaol,' and kept to hard labour.
Source: Australasian Chronicle 16 Sep 1842

DEATHS
On Saturday, the 17th April, at Newcastle, Mr. Edward Priest, aged 63 years, an old resident of the town.
Source: The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 24 Apr 1847