Mrs. James Bellamy, senior, of Pennant Hills, after a short illness, died on the 14th instant. She and her husband, who survives, were both natives of the colony, had been married fifty two years, and lived, except a short interval, on the same farm. They were the parents of fourteen children, and grand-parents of one hundred and fifteen. Mrs. Bellamy was in her sixty-ninth year, and her life was characterised by uniform unselfishness and neighbourly kindness.
Source: Empire 20 Oct 1869
Martha Jane Spencer Martin
Martha's maternal grandparents were John Martin, a negro, who arrived as a
convict on the Scarborough and Mary Randall, daughter of convicts (John
Randall Reynolds - Alexander and Mary Butler - Neptune. )
Death registration lists her father as Richard.
Marriage to James listed as Bellanny.
Martha was a midwife after James' death.
There passed away on Tuesday at Granville, one of the oldest residents of this district in the person of Mrs. Martha Jane Bellamy, widow of the late James Bellamy of Parramatta. Deceased, who was a native of Carlingford, was in her 83rd year. She was a daughter of the late Richard Bowerman, one of the pioneers of Carlingford, but had lived the greater part of her life at Parramatta North, where her charitable and unassuming nature won for her a large circle of friends. Mrs. Bellamy is survived by a son, Mr. Edgar Bellamy (Parramatta North), and three daughters, Mrs. A. E. Braddick. (Lidcombe), Mrs. T. Atkins (Auburn), and Mrs. J. Veitch (Brookvale). Her husband and a daughter (Mrs. J. Cranney) predeceased her. The funeral which was conducted by Metcalfe and Morris, Ltd., took place on Thursday, when the remains were laid to rest in the Western-road cemetery, Parramatta.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 4 May 1928
Benjamin Howarth, aged 24, Richard Hurst, 26, and John Lomax, 34, charged with stealing one gelding at Butterworth.
Source: Westmoreland Gazette Cumbria England 13 Mar 1830.
Benjamin arrived on the Florentia in 1830.
Benjamin Howarth, Richard Hurst, and John Lomax, were indicted for stealing a gelding on the 17th of November, the property of Alexander Richardson, at Rochdale.John Whitworth - I am in the service of Alexander Richardson, who lives about three miles from Rochdale; I locked up the stable at half past 7 o'clock on the 17th of November; the next morning the door was broken open and the horse gone; they got in at a window, and opened the door.Cross-examined. - Richardson and the father of one of the prisoners were intimate.Alexander Richardson. - I live about three miles and a half from Rochdale; about nine o'clock, in consequence of something said, I left my home, and remained at a neighobur's three or four hours; about one o'clock I went to the stable, and found the door open and the horse gone; they had forced the door cheek; I saw the horse in the possession of Cryer, the constable, at three o'clock in the morning.James Lee. - I am in the employ of Mr. Newall, whose clerk desired me to go to the Horse Shoe for the constable; I got there about eight or nine o'clock; I went and gave information to the constable; I saw them leave the house a little before twelve; they went in the direction of Richardson's house; I and another person went in one direction, and others went different roads; we met again at Kelley Yards; in a minute after we saw Benjamin Howarth on the horse; I laid hold of his leg, and another man got hold of his breast; he beat the horse and tried to get away, when we snigged him off; he said "Oh dear me, I wish I had been buried the day I was born!" and began crying; we had hardly got him handcuffed when Lomax came up; it was about a minute after we had got Howarth off; we seized him, Hurst was brought up in custody.James Cryer went with Lee to the Kell yards and he confirmed Lee's evidence. After securing the prisoners, witness shewed the horse to Richardson, who claimed it.Hurst, in defence, admitted that he was in company with the other two prisoners at the time the horse was taken. The others had nothing to say in their defence.The jury retired, saying that they entertained serious doubts as to the guilt of Hurst and Lomax. In about a quarter of an hour they returned, finding all the prisoners guilty.
Source: Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 13 Mar 1830
An inquest was held by the city coroner, yesterday morning, at the Nelson Hotel, Campbell-street, on the body of a man named Benjamin Howarth, aged 70, who died suddenly at the residence of Mr. Michael Doyle, commission agent, 28, Campbell-street, on Monday last. It appears that deceased was a native of Manchester England, and was formerly a servant to Mr George Oakes of Parramatta. During some time past he resided at Yabtree, near Gundagai, as a small farmer, where his wife and family are at present. About three weeks ago he came from there to Mr. McRoberts, Crown Inn, a short time subsequent to which, he went to a friend's funeral, at Petersham, remaining away for six days; on his return he appears as if he had been drinking. He had since been a great cause of annoyance, both to Mr. McRoberts and his lodgers. On Friday evening last, he destroyed several things in the house, and became so furious that Mr. McRoberts was obliged to desire him to leave the house next morning. He came to Mr. Doyle's residence about 12 o'clock on Saturday, and appeared much excited over the contents of a letter he had received from Mssrs. Rodd and Dawson, relative to some deeds of land; he suffered from delerium tremens. On Sunday morning he ran into the street with only his shirt on, and acted so strangely that Mr Doyle became apprehensive of his doing himself some personal injury, and on Monday morning, consulted Chief Inspector Higgins, who advised him to make an affidavit of deceased's unfitness to be at large. During Mr Doyle's absence, deceased went on as usual, and going into the yard, sat upon a box, when he was shortly after seized with a fit of apoplexy and expired. Verdict - died from natural causes, accelerated by intemperate habits.
Source: Empire (Sydney) Wed 25 Dec 1861