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John Barrett

John Barrett, one of 270 convicts transported on the Eden, 08 July 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Barrett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1861
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 8th July, 1840
Arrival date: 18th November, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 200
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

Brett Williams on 11th May, 2014 wrote:

Barrett had revealed a conspiracy on board the ‘Eden’, and as a reward he received a reprieve.

After five years in Sydney and Illawarra, he came to Moreton Bay, and joined a party of timber getters on the Tweed.

He passed away in Brisbane and was buried in the Old Paddington Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Brett Williams on 11th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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