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John Allen

John Allen, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Allen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 9th September, 1860
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts

References

Primary source: State Archives NSW (Pardons Reel No. 774, Roll No. 1250)&(Indents NRS 12188, Item 4/4004, Microfiche 633)&(Colonial Secretary's Papers NRS 898, Reels 6020-6040, 6070, Fiche 3260-3312). England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/6, page 289. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 40
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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izaak on 12th May, 2016 wrote:

He was tried at Hertford, Hertfordshire on 3 March 1786 for stealing bedding with a value of 200 shillings ($2661). He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Alexander aged about 45 at that time (May 1787). His occupation was listed as labourer or miller. He died in 1794. John Allen was convicted of Theft of a trunk, bed curtains, valances and other items at Herford Court, England.

Julie Croucher on 17th October, 2020 wrote:

John was given a term of life for horse theft in York. He was held aboard the Prison Hulk, the Laural in Portsmouth Harbour from the 13th June, 1810 until he was transported aboard the Admiral Gambier on 12 May, 1811.
in 1815 he was given an unconditional pardon and purchased land in the Hawkesbury area around Windsor, NSW. He became a land owner and horse trader and at one time owned the White Hart Inn on the Paramatta Road.
He wrote to the Governor, Sir Thomas Brisbane, in 1824 asking to be allowed to bring his wife and three daughters out to New South Wales.
This did not happen at this time, however the daughters and families later emmigrated to the colony.

Iris Dunne on 18th October, 2020 wrote:

24 Aug. 1824 Petition to have his wife & children sent out at Government expense (Names of family: Martha Allan, married, Rebecca 19 years of Age, Elizabeth 17, Mary 15, residing at Staincross near Barnsley - Yorkshire).

Absolute Pardon dated 5 June 1815, Tried 10 March 1810, Trade Labourer

Convict Changes History

izaak on 12th May, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 99 years), voyage, gender: m, crime

Julie Croucher on 17th October, 2020 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 7 years), voyage, date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th September, 1860 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 18th October, 2020 made the following changes:

source: State Archives NSW (Pardons Reel No. 774, Roll No. 1250)&(Indents NRS 12188, Item 4/4004, Microfiche 633)&(Colonial Secretary's Papers NRS 898, Reels 6020-6040, 6070, Fiche 3260-3312). England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/6, page 289. Australia

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