This is their criminal file...apart from their initial entry James has only one further entry and John has none. Other entries on adjacent pages are full of further offences
280 Andrews Jas. Bengal Merchant 1828 Dorset Q.S. (Quarter Sessions) Jan. 9 1827 7
Transported for "Larceny" Gaol report "Been in gaol 3 times before and belongs to a gang of thieves" Hulk report "Good" "Single" Stated this offence stealing 2 hives of bees ( ) Pros. Pottwickey at Beveridge, Dorset once for a dog, a lurcher, served 6 months in Dorchester ( .) for a bastard child, 3 months for potatoes. Family at N.P. (Native Place) Verwood near Cranbourne, Dorset. Thos. Andrews ( ) works on the farm of Jas. Davis at Romford, Dorsetshire. I was last living with Lord Rivers gamekeeper ( ) "Single"
Nov 24 1829 Cawthorn / suspected of an intention to rob his Mistress. Retn. to P.W. (Public Works) N. Norfolk (E Duncraig)
Cawthorn was a New Norfolk property owner and Duncraig a magistrate. James seems to have spent some time on public works, road gangs for this offence. A lurcher was a dog used by poachers
281 Andrews John. Bengal Merchant 1828 Dorset Q.S. (Quarter Sessions) Jan. 9 1827 7
Transported for "Larceny" Gaol report "Been in Gaol 3 times before and belongs to a gang of thieves" Hulk report "Good" Single Stated this offence "stealing 2 Sacks of Wheat, 4 Bus ( .). Pros. Pottwickey once a month for Trespass. Jas. Andrews 280/7 is my brother. I last worked last for Mr Abbott, Pimperne near Blandford Single.
The remainder of John's record is blank
280, Jas Andrews, 5/6¼, 21,Farmers Labourer, Dorset Q.S., 9 Jan 1827, 7,Verwood near Cranbourne, Protestant, Read & Write, Stealing 2 hives of bees, stealing a dog, 6 months Dorset, Bastard child 3 months, Potatoes 3 months
281 John Andrews, 5/5, 22, Farmers Ploughman, Dorset Q.S., 9 Jan 1827, 7, Verwood, Pro., Read, Stealing 2 sacks of Wheat, Breaking hedge, 1 month
|No.||Name||Age||Trade||Where Tried||Sentence||Native Place||Remarks|
|280||Andrews James||21||Farmers Labr.||Dorset Q.S.||7||Verwood Nr. Cranborne||Mr. Batman (Ben Lomond)|
|281||Andrews John||22||Farmers Plough||~Do.~||7||~Do. Do~.||Mr.Parramore
This table indicates James was assigned to Mr Batman however
the Record B has his employer as a Mr Cawthorn
Some copies of original documents