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John Barker

John Barker, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Barker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 29th December, 1837
Age: 27 years

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: Burglary
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Adrian
Departure date: 13th April, 1830
Arrival date: 20th August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 335 (170)
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 26th July, 2016 wrote:

John Barker was 20 years old on arrival in NSW, sallow complexion, brown hair and eyes, anchor between the right thumb and forefinger, ring on the left middle finger, single, native place: Suffolk.

Assigned to Duncan Forbes Mackay, William River on arrival.

29/8/1832: Assigned to George rooks, Newcastle.

29/12/1837: John died at the Newcastle Hospital.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th December, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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