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John Adams

John Adams, one of 140 convicts transported on the Dick, 02 October 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Adams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1859
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Derby Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Dick
Departure date: 2nd October, 1820
Arrival date: 12th March, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 140 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 403 (203)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2017 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 30….
[Ref A0088] Adams, John, 30 , GS, Dick, 1821, Life, Ploughman to George Cox, Evan.

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2017 wrote:

In 1830 John married Sarah Prudence Bankin.  Sarah was the daughter of Richard Bankin (Convict, 1815, “Marquis of Wellington”) and his wife Prudence nèe Perkins.
Sarah had arrived , with her sister, in the colony as a passenger on “Borneo’ 28th December 1828, their mother had died on the voyage.

Sarah and John had 9 children born between 1831 and 1851.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 14th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1859 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Denis Pember on 14th February, 2017 made the following changes:


Denis Pember on 26th February, 2017 made the following changes:


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