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John Anderson

John Anderson, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Anderson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1764
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th February, 1816
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault and theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 5 http://www.firstlanding.com.au/1st_fleet_convicts.htm http://www.oldbaileyonline.org Series Indents From Early Fleet Ships 1786-1799 (NRS 1150) Reel 392 Archive State Records Authority of New South Wales Record set Australia Convict Ships 1786-1849
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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Eric Harry Daly on 10th January, 2013 wrote:

John Anderson Sentence on 10 Jan 1787 for violent theft and highway robbery at the Old Bailey.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t17870110-71-defend687&div=t17870110-71#highlight
He married Elizabeth Bruce in Mar 1788, they settled at the Ponds, Parramatta and on the 28 Feb 1816 was murdered by his wife.

Eric Harry Daly on 10th January, 2013 wrote:

John Anderson had left his wife by 1800, Elizabeth Bruce was living on Norfolk Island. He must have taken another woman as a defacto on the mainland and it was this woman that murdered him

Andrew Bonnitcha on 30th July, 2015 wrote:

This John Anderson did not marry Elizabeth Bruce and was not murdered by his second wife Elizabeth, That John Anderson arrived on the “Charlotte” and was convicted in Exeter, Devon.
Series Indents From Early Fleet Ships 1786-1799 (NRS 1150)
Reel 392
Archive State Records Authority of New South Wales
Record set Australia Convict Ships 1786-1849

Sarah on 16th August, 2018 wrote:

This John ANDERSON married Elizabeth ROSTER. He is the one who was murdered by his wife.

The original records confused the two men and accidentally linked their records.

Robert Taylor wrote a useful treatise called “Two First Fleet Convicts”, available in some state libraries, that carefully examines their records and identifies which John married which Elizabeth. https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/18188532?q&versionId=21349679

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 10th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1764, date of death 28th February, 1816, gender, crime

Andrew Bonnitcha on 30th July, 2015 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 5 http://www.firstlanding.com.au/1st_fleet_convicts.htm http://www.oldbaileyonline.org Series Indents From Early Fleet Ships 1786-1799 (NRS 1150) Reel

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