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John Barbery

John Barbery, one of 154 convicts transported on the Stratheden, 31 July 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Barbery
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: 31st January, 1851
Age: 25 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 10 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Cornwall Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Stratheden
Departure date: 31st July, 1845
Arrival date: 25th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 154 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 353 (178)
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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D Wong on 27th August, 2018 wrote:

John Barbery was 19 years old when convicted of ‘Stealing two ducks and a drake from John Reed of Camborne’.
John was convicted of ‘Receiving Pheasants’ only.

Previous convictions:
1840, stealing coat and trowsers; Bodmin Sessions 9 March 1841, John Barbary (with a previous conviction against him), Abraham Vial, Thomas Harris, and Richard Rule, all of Camborne, labourers, stealing 20
lbs of cheese, value 10s, from John Tangye, jun, : John Barbery sentenced to two years’ hard labour, Vial and Harris one month hard labour and private whipping, Rule privately whipped.

John was 5’6½” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, J.B. on left arm.

Born in the West Indies, but raised at Campbell Town in Cornwall.

Occupations: Imperfect Tailor/Gentlemans servant.

4/5/1847: TOL revoked for misconduct.
30/11/1847: CP

16/11/1848 The Britannia and Trades’ Advocate, Hobart:
John Barbery, who had been a long time remanded latterly for his own witnesses, was fully committed for trial on a charge of felony.

6/12/1848 Hobarton Guardian, Hobart:
John Barbery, prisoner of the crown, was charged with forging an order to defraud Mr. Phillip Levey, general dealer, Liverpool-street, on the 24th October last.  A second count charged the prisoner with obtaining goods to the amoun of £3, on the said forged order, from Mr. Levey.  The prisoner pleaded not guilty…Sentenced to transportation for the term of seven years.

31/1/1851: John Barberry, Stratheden, died and the Hospital, aged 24.
Listed under Convict deaths in Custody.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st January, 1851 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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