However, since I'm on holidays I have time to spend on Trove and have decided to see what other things I can discover about the Seabrooks and Whites in Tasmania. Previous research involved manual searching of newspapers.
Henry William Seabrook and his brother-in-law Thomas White were at one stage in a building partnership in Hobart. These posts that I discovered relate to Mark Smith, an assigned servant or prisoner on loan.
|Hobart Town Police Report, Colonial Times 9 June 1840, p. 7|
Mark Smith, a prisoner on loan, to Messrs.
Seabrook and White, was charged by Mr.
White with felony, in having on Saturday
night last, picked up a £5 note, his property,
which he had lost, and appropriated the same
to his own use. He was remanded. The man
acknowledged to Mr. White, in the presence of
witnesses, that he had picked the note up, and
|Hobart Town Police Report, Colonial Times, 8 September 1840, p. 7|
Mark Smith, assigned to Mr. Seabrook, was
committed for trial for stealing a £5 note belong-
ing to his master.
At this stage I haven't been able to discover what happened to Mark Smith and if these two articles relate to the same incident or not.
I hope he had fun spending he £5.