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John Dennington Money Palmer

Male 1806 - 1886  (80 years)


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  • Name John Dennington Money Palmer 
    Born 25 May 1806  Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 26 May 1806  Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Event 15 Mar 1828  Thetford Assizes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tried for forgery, sentenced to death 
    Transported Dec 1828  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Date of Departure: 22 August 1828 
    • Transported on ship "Royal George"
    Died 21 Aug 1886  Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NSW BDM 11681/1886
    • 7:30 PM
    Buried 23 Aug 1886  Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Convicted for forgery in Norfolk Azzises on 15 Mar 1828 and sentenced to transportation for life
    • Convict: arrived Port Jackson on ship Royal George in December 1828
    • Name is "John DENNINGTON M" according to archers death record

    • From Dennis Lloyd, in reply to Sharon Money.

      Hi Sharon, how nice it is to at last find a positive connection to the Money line I am related to. My GG Grandmother was given a New Testament(which I still have) at the age of 8 in 1861 by her mother. Handwritten entries list all the family history (except only two Money entries), and one entry says that her grandfather was General John Money of Crown Point Estate (Trowse Newton), Norfolk. This John Money is the Balloonist and soldier who fought against the Americans in NY State under Burgoyne. The death certificate lists his full name as John Dennington Money Palmer, father as General John Money and mother as Sarah Dennington, and he arrived here in Australia about 1827. That is about 10 years after John Money died. I cannot make any further connections, perhaps you can help.

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/money/messages/512.html
    • From Glen Innes
    • Reference: HO 17/26/2
      Description:

      Prisoner name(s): John Palmer alias John Money Dennington and John Mortimer Algar.

      Prisoner age: John Palmer 21.

      Prisoner occupation: John Palmer was an apprentice carpenter in Kent. John Mortimer Algar was in service to a gentleman residing in Bressingham, Norfolk for five years.

      Court and date of trial: Norfolk Lent Assizes held at Thetford on 15 March 1828.

      Crime: Uttering forged Bank Of England Notes. John Palmer purchased eight 5 notes, two 1 notes and two sovereigns through William Brewster (alias William Hardy) a shopkeeper of 54 White Horse Lane,[London] and Zippel or Ezekiel (alias Thomas Rowland) the landlord of the Three Compasses Pub in Shadwell Old Market, [London]. John Palmer disposed of the money in Norfolk with the assistance of John Mortimer Algar.

      Initial sentence: [Death], commuted to unknown for John Palmer and transportation for life for John Mortimer Algar.

      Annotated (Outcome): John Palmer: respited 2 April 1828, pardon prepared 3 April; John Mortimer Algar was granted a conditional pardon in 1838.

      Petitioner(s): Two petitions from Nine Norfolk magistrates.

      W Freshfield & Sons, solicitors to the Bank of England (prosecutor) of New Bank Buildings, [London].

      Two petitions from Edmund Wodehouse magistrate of Norwich, [Norfolk].

      James Hales undersheriff of Thetford, Norwich, [Norfolk].

      15 inhabitants of Norwich, [Norfolk] on behalf of John Palmer including Lord Stafford.

      Nine inhabitants of Trowse Millgate, Norwich, [Norfolk] on behalf of John Palmer.

      Six petitions from John Postle (friend of John Palmer's natural father) magistrate of Colney, Norwich, Norfolk].

      66 inhabitants of Brandon, [Norfolk] on behalf of John Mortimer Algar.

      Two petitions from Lord Glenelg's office in Downing Street, London in favour of John Mortimer Algar.

      Two petitions from Sir Richard Bourke KCB of London the former Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief of New South Wales including a memorial from Sir John Jamison (John Mortimer Algar's employer/assigned colonist).

      Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): John Palmer: mother is distraught; father had died by the time his master carpenter had been declared bankrupt; youth and inexperience made him an easy target for depraved senior persons who taught him the habits of dishonesty and idleness; a talented young man who could become a useful and honest member of society; the prisoners' executions will have no salutary influence on the public mind because justice in Norwich is currently inconsistent; evidence of the prisoners' good characters were held back at the trial because they were expecting to be shown indulgence by pleading a minor part in the offence; by 1838 John Mortimer Algar was in a position to receive mercy; he had served the time required by law to qualify for a pardon and possessed a ticket of leave.

      Other papers: John Palmer's two confessions sent by Reverend William Broon, the Chaplain of Norwich County Gaol, [Norfolk].

      Two letters from John Johnson the governor of Norwich Castle, [Norfolk].

      Home office report on W Freshfield's evidence.

      Letter from W Freshfield & Sons.

      Note from Edmund Wodehouse.

      Note from Thomas Anysh of the Home Office, [London].

      Additional Information: The prisoners were tried by Judge Baron Garrow.

      The Norwich magistrates recommended that the prisoners be transported for life. This was not a unanimous recommendation for John Palmer.

      John Palmer is the illegitimate son of the deceased Lieutenant General Money of Trowse Newton, Norfolk.

      John Palmer absconded from Norwich in 1827 for a poaching transaction.

      John Mortimer Algar arrived in New South Wales on the Lord Melville in 1829.
      Date: 1828 Mar 22 - 1838 Oct 5
      Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Person ID I167  Kelly / Grayer
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2016 

    Father John Money,   b. 1741, Trowse Newton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1817, Trowse Hall, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah Dennington,   b. 1772 
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine Critchley,   b. 23 Nov 1817, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1872, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1852  Maitland, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Presbyterian Church
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Anne Palmer,   b. 21 Jan 1853, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1936, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Eliza Jane Palmer,   b. 17 Feb 1855, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1919, Waverly, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Archer Money Palmer,   b. 19 Nov 1856, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1942, Mudgee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Frederick Money Palmer,   b. 19 Aug 1859,   d. 19 Aug 1859  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Frederick John Money Palmer,   b. 20 Mar 1862, Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1945, Killara, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsTransported - Date of Departure: 22 August 1828 - Dec 1828 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1886 - Hill End, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Aug 1886 - Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    John Money Palmer Death Cert
    John Money Palmer Death Cert

    Histories
    John Palmer lost horses
    John Palmer lost horses
    Currency Lad licence 1854
    Currency Lad licence 1854
    John Palmer - Currency Lad hotel for sale
    John Palmer - Currency Lad hotel for sale
    The hotel was not sold.
    Currency Lad Licence 1858
    Currency Lad Licence 1858