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John Austin

John Austin, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Austin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 1831
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing calico
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 307 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 372
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

Lynette Bratby on 29th April, 2012 wrote:

John Austin was sentenced to 14 years transportation at Lancaster Azzizes on 26/03/1805. He arrived on the Fortune(sometimers refered to as Fortune and Alexander)in Jan 1806. He obtained a Ticket of leave on22/01/1811 letting him travel within the district of Parramatta.He was found guilty 20th April (year not known)of baking light bread and fined 5 shillings,.He died in 1831 aged 70 years


Maureen Withey on 13th September, 2021 wrote:

John Austin, charged with stealing eleven pieces of calico, in the bleaching grounds of Messrs. Peel, Yates, & Co. of Church, calico printers. 14 years transportation.
Carlisle Journal, 6 April 1805.

Maureen Withey on 13th September, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

AUSTIN, John. Per “Fortune”, 1806; of Parramatta

1823 Feb 26
Petition requesting that he and his family be victualled from the Stores (Reel 6058; 4/1770 p.115). Reply, 6 Mar (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.407)


1828 Census Index.
John Austin, age 56, F.S. Fortune, 1806, protestant, Cook to Sir Jn’s Jamieson, Evan district.
John Austin, jun. Age 9, protestant.

Convict Changes History

Lynette Bratby on 29th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1831-00-00, gender m

Karen Lablack on 28th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1772 (prev. 0000), crime

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