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John Barker

John Barker, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Barker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 25th March, 1845
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 167 (85)
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

D Wong on 2nd October, 2018 wrote:

John Barker was 17 years old on arrival - he was transported for ‘stealing a pistol’.

John could read, was Methodist, single, 5’5¾” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes, anchor and cross inside, J x B JESUS x WEPT back of lower right arm, ring on middle finger of righ hand, John Browne, 1837, age back of lower left arm, blue dot inside same, and three back of left hand.

Native Place: Kinning Hall, County Norfolk.

25/3/1845: Convict Death Register - John Barker died aged 23, District/Parish: Sydney Hospital. Attached to Victoria E Stockade.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th March, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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