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John Barrett

John Barrett, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Barrett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 21st April, 1789
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 10th January, 1873
Age: 83 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: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 114
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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Anonymous on 22nd August, 2011 wrote:

Sentenced to 7 years transportation for receiving stolen goods and stealing 4lbs onions & 1 basket.  The crime was reported in the "Blackburn Mail" on 24 January 1827. Coincidentally, his wife, Ellen, had a crime reported in the "Blackburn Mail" on the same date. She was also transported for 7 tears and arrived in NSW on a different ship 2 months after her husband.

Owen James on 6th May, 2014 wrote:

Ticket of Leave - 29 November, 1831
Certificate of Freedom - 23 June, 1834
Spent life in Australia in the Illawarra District of NSW.

D Wong on 7th May, 2014 wrote:

John was 38 years old when convicted - his wife Ellen (Harmony 1827) was convicted of stealing cloth and John of receiving it.

1811: John married Ellen Simpson at Ribchester.  They had 6 children, Mary who was 3 accompanied Ellen on the Harmony and 5 children aged from 4 to 14 years were left behind in England.

I have John listed as a ‘Farmer’ 5’2” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, grey/blue eyes, pockpitted, scar on right eye.

John was assigned to William Elyard at Stone Quarry as a stockman.

1828 Census: With Ellen and Mary at William Elyard’s at Camden.

1841: 2 of their sons arrived per ‘Archilles” with their wives and they settled in the West Dapto area with them.

10/1/1873: John died and was buried at the West Dapto Catholic Cemetery with Ellen and many of their descendants.

Convict Changes History

Owen James on 6th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 21st April, 1879 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th January, 1873 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 7th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 21st April, 1789 (prev. 21st April, 1879), gender: m

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