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John Askey

John Askey, one of 152 convicts transported on the Grenada, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Askey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: 1825
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 21st October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 159 (81)
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

Anonymous on 17th March, 2012 wrote:

30/10/1819: On list of prisoners forwarded to Emu Plains for distribution.
22/1/1823: On return of convicts discharged from the establishment, Emu Plains to Wellington Valley - listed as Asker.
27/10/1823L /runaway from Willington Plains.  Apprehended.
Dec,1823: On return of settlers men punished in the county of West Moreland. (He received 100 lashes for robbing Patrick Byrnes house along with 5 other men.)
Oct,1824: Runaway from Government Establishment at Wellington Valley; to be sent of Port Macquarie for 2 years
28/10/1824: On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally".16/3/
1838: COF
14/7/1843: Unclained letter at P O address says, Sussex Street (but where?)

Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 18 Nov 1824.
Absconded Prisoners.
6. John Askey, Grenada 1, 35, Staffordshire, 5 feet 5 and a quarter inches, hazle eyes, black hair, dark sallow complexion, Wellington Plains.

D Wong on 3rd November, 2019 wrote:

Cheltenham Chronicle Gloucestershire, England
13 Aug 1818

John Askey, for a burglary.

John Askey was listed as 30 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Staffordshire.

John was 5’5ΒΌ” tall, dark sallow complexion, black hair, hazel eyes.

NSW BDM: There is a death listed for John Askey, died 1825, aged 35 years.

Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2019 wrote:

Sheerness hulk record, ho-9-7-1, (either Retribution or Bellopheron)
Received from Stafford, 6 Nov 1818,
John Askey, age 28, burglary, Stafford 23 July 1818, life,  transp 21 Apr 1819.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 17th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1790-00-00, gender m

D Wong on 3rd November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1825 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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