Clement Abraham Wilson Boyd1

#45667, b. 15 May 1831

Individual's Timeline

Christening15 May 1831Clement Abraham Wilson Boyd1
Marriage18 November 1853Clement Abraham Wilson Boyd2
Marriage6 January 1870Clement Abraham Wilson Boyd2,3

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Brushes with the LAW

Clement was charged with larceny when he was 14. He was found guilty at Clerkenwell, and was sentenced to 1 month and a whipping.

When he was 16, he was tried at the County Court Sessions in Clerkenwell and on the 11th July 1845, was sentenced to be transported to Australia for 7 years.

He did not embark until 1849, arriving in Port Phillip on 24th April on the Randolph. He was a Parkhurst Boy. See Henry PATTERSON for another family member to come to Australia under this scheme, and for more information about Parkhurst Boys.

This must have been an interesting voyage. The surgeon threw himself overboard, and when the ship got to Port Phillip (now Melbourne), they were refused landing rights, as the citizens did not want more convicts. The ship was rerouted to Sydney

It appears that Clement was in Parramatta later in life as this appeard in the newspapers in 1854 -

AN EXILE.-Clement Boyd, who, with his wife, was tried at the last Court of Quarter Sessions, on a charge of robbing the wife of Constable Brown, of Prospect, and discharged, was again brought before the court on an indictment for stealing a bag of sugar from his employer, Mr, William Lawson, J.P. After having committed the robbery, in company with two others, the prisoner bolted, but, on Mr. Lawson promising to pardon, he returned, after several weecks, to his employment, and was apprehended by tho police. The case was very clear against the prisoner, and he being found guilty, was sentenced to six months' hard labour in Parramatta Gaol. Council, Mr. Holroyd ; attorney, Mr. Lyon. Note that his wife was named Margaret in a later, more abreviated, newspaper report of this same case

Then in 1859 - POLICE COURT. — SATURDAY. — Clement Boyd was brought before the bench, accused of being in possession of stolen property, consisting of furniture and other articles, belonging to a man named Williams. It, however, appearing that Williams' wife had placed them with Boyd for safety, as her husband was drinking hard, and disposing of the things in order to obtain the means of procuring more liquor, the case was dismissed.4,5

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: May have married Margaret SHEPHERD in 1853 and Alice Wilson HUNTER in 1870, both in NSW. * Births to Clement BOYD :
    1. Elizabeth, daughter of Margaret 1855
    2. Emma C, daughter of Clara in Penrith 1863
    3. Alice Jane Hoon, daughter of Alice N in Sydney 1870

    I have a large PDF showing much detailed research and results from David BOYD, saved as BOYD family tree.pdf..
  • Research note 02: There is no death for Clement in the NSW BMD index.
  • Research note 03: An entry in the Police Gazette in 1877 says - Sarah DATSON, charged with stealing from the person of Jane BOYD, the daughter of Clement BOYD, and has been arrested. She was discharged..

Family of Clement Abraham Wilson Boyd and Margaret Sheppard

Child of Clement Abraham Wilson Boyd and Alice Wilson Hunter


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), name:     Clement Abraham Wilson Boyd
    gender:     Male
    baptism/christening date:     15 May 1831
    baptism/christening place:     ST ANN BLACKFRIARS,LONDON,LONDON,ENGLAND
    father's name:     John Boyd
    mother's name:     Jane
    indexing project (batch) number:     P02209-1
    system origin:     England-ODM
    source film number:     0374416, 0374417.
  2. David Boyd, "e-mail address," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, Various, copy of the marriage certificate set on my David Boyd Feb 2014.
  3. Copyright 2006, updated continuously, ISSN 1833-7538 Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian Dictionery of Bigraphies online, A VERY intersting biography of the minister who married Alice and Clement in 1870
  4. Free Settler or Felon, online, Randolph 1849 
    Master William Dale. Surgeon Harry Goldney and Walter Lawrance
    The male convict ship, Randolph, departed England with 300 prisoners bound for Port Phillip and Sydney.
    The Guard (including boys and women) amounted to 66 persons belonging to the 11th and 58th Regiment and there was a crew of 50.
    The prisoners were embarked on 12th, 14th, 17th, 18th and 26 April, and disembarked at Sydney on 23-25, 27 August 1849. In consequence of the death of Surgeon Superintendent Harry Goldney, the Randolph put into Simon's Bay on the 4th July for medical assistance and Walter Lawrance was appointed to her on the 5th July 1849.
    The Randolph arrived at Port Phillip on 8 August 1849 with 295 male prisoners, however they were refused permission to land. The Courier (Hobart) reported the incident - The Randolph, W. Dale, from Woolwich 28th April with exiles and a detachment of the 58th and 11th regiments, arrived at Port Phillip on the 8th instant, and notwithstanding an order had been given by Mr. Latrobe, that no convict vessel should pass the Heads, the Randolph was anchored at William's Town. Intelligence has arrived via Launceston that public demonstrations had been made against their landing, and it was reported that £500 had been subscribed to defray the cost of conveying the exiles elsewhere, and that the ship was to proceed to Sydney. During the passage of the Randolph from England to the Cape, the Surgeon Superintendent in a fit of insanity threw himself overboard and was drowned.
    Medical and Surgical Journal kept from 5 July to 28 August 1849.
  5. David Boyd, "e-mail address," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, Various, Newspaper clippings set on my David Boyd Feb 2014.
  6. State Archives NSW:, NSW Reg of Inquests etc, 1392, 2/770, Roll 1783.