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John Austin

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Austin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: Silversmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: -
Convicted at: Ireland. Dublin
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 24th August, 1799
Arrival date: 11th January, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 233 other convicts

References

Primary source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au Mitchel Library NSW - United Irishmen NSW 1800 - 1806.
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Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 wrote:

From The Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825:
AUSTIN, John. Per “Minerva”, 1800; Keeper of the Town Clock; watchmaker
1810 Feb 19
Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3163;4/1846 p.7)
1810 Aug 23
Juror at inquest on Margaret Cheers held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.77,81)
n.d.
On list of convicts who have received absolute pardons [Jan 1811] (Fiche 3292; 4/6974.1 p.78)
1815 Apr 15
Appointed Keeper of Town Clock (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.65)
1815 Apr 17
Re appointment as Keeper of Town Clock (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.49)
1815 Nov 4-1818 Jun 6
His salary as Keeper of the Town Clock paid from Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ759 pp.155, 200, 317, 376, 413, 476)
1816 Jan 1
On list of persons holding civil and military employments in New South Wales and its dependencies, as Clock Keeper (Reel 6045; 4/1734 p.11)
1819 Feb 20
His salary as Keeper of the Town Clock paid from the Police Fund (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.13)

Dennis Nightingale on 13th May, 2015 wrote:

Born - Dublin Ireland. Listed as an Irish Rebel.

John Austin was affiliated with the United Irishmen.  He was arrested in 1798 and was tried in that month with many others including John Austin, Brien Byrne, Richard Byrne, Benjamin Carrol, Christopher Coleman, Thomas Brady, Joseph Davis, Robert Doogan, Partrick Duffy, Thomas Ennis, Roger Gavin, John Hewitt, Robert Keane, John Kinkaid, John McDonald, Joseph McKinly, Charles McClean Ferdinand Maurant, Joseph Murray, Michael Mulhall, William Noble, Owen Nugent, John Reddington, William Russell and Robert Wilson

Following his trial in March 1798, John Austin was named in the Banishment Act and would become a voluntary exile (2). The Banishment Act (38 George III, c.78) pardoned named individuals concerned in a rebellion. Return to British dominions or passage to a country at war with Britain were prohibited (5).  There were approximately 100 Wicklow men transported after the rebellion of 1798. Another 500 from other counties would also join them in Australia.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1762, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Eric Harry Daly on 29th December, 2012 made the following changes:

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Dennis Nightingale on 13th May, 2015 made the following changes:

source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au Mitchel Library NSW - United Irishmen NSW 1800 - 1806. (prev. http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au)

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