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Jonathan Asquith

Jonathan Asquith, one of 100 convicts transported on the Asia, 19 November 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonathan Asquith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 25th August, 1869
Age: 62 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: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 19th November, 1827
Arrival date: 13th March, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 307 (155)
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 7th September, 2020 wrote:

Wm. Thomas, aged 21; Jonathan Asquith, aged 21; and Samuel Turner, aged 27, were indicted for having, at Leeds, on the 28th of May, feloniously assaulted on the highway John Ruddock, and taking from his person 14/-.
The prosecutor, a seaman, was near Leeds with another seaman; they had just left their ship, and were walking along when the three prisoners came up; two of them knocked down the prosecutor, and took from him his money. They then kicked him in the most brutish manner, until he was insensible.
The third prisoner knocked down his companion, but did not so maltreat him. They were all taken into custody the next morning.
The case occupied the time of the Court until a late hour, when the Jury found all the prisoners “Guilty” - Death.

Denis Pember on 7th September, 2020 wrote:

Jonathan married Susannah Williams in October 1839.
Susannah had been born in the colony and was the daughter of teh First Fleet marine James Williams ’ Sirius’ 1788 and the Second Fleet Convict, Rachael Watkins ‘Neptune’ 1790.

The couple had three children.  Susannah died in 1842 and left Jonathan with the three little children.
In 1846, he married Mary Ann Nelson (no details known as yet).
These two then had a very large family 11 children in the next 20 years.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 28th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th August, 1869 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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