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John Avery

John Avery, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Avery
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 13th June, 1800
Occupation: Chimney sweep
Date of Death: 3rd January, 1880
Age: 79 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 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 148
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

Rick Avery on 27th May, 2020 wrote:

Correct name is John Abel AVERY

Tony Beale on 7th November, 2020 wrote:

John Avary in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1830
Name: John Avary farmer at Evan. Good character and well able to support a wife
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1801
Age: 29
Arrival year: 1822
Arriving Vessel: Asia 2
Spouse Name: Charlottee Davis bond at the female factory
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Age: 20
Spouse Arrival Year: 1827
Spouse Vessel: Princess Charlotte
Marriage Year: Abt 1830
Application Date: 8 May 1830
Application Place: Saint Johns Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Tony Beale on 7th November, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey online
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1086. JOHN AVERY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , one silver spoon, value 3 s. , the goods of Thomas Welch Hunt .

WILLIAM WRIGHT . I am servant to Mr. T. W. Hunt, who lives in Clarges-street, Piccadilly . On the 4th of August, I saw the prisoner going up the area steps. I missed a spoon from the window, of the housekeeper’s room. which was there three minutes before. I followed and took him at the end of the street, and found it on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Maureen Withey on 14th April, 2021 wrote:

Hulk Records. HO-9-8 5 p 9.  (Portsmouth hulks)
From Newgate, 17 Nov 1821.
John Avery, age 20, Felony, Tried 12 Sept 1821 at the Old Bailey, Life, NSW 26 Mar 1822.

Convict Changes History

Rick Avery on 27th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 13th June, 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd January, 1880 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Heather Stevens on 9th October, 2021 made the following changes:


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