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John Barrett

John Barrett, one of 172 convicts transported on the Minerva, 26 July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Barrett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 26th July, 1821
Arrival date: 16th December, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 78
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
Ticket of Leave Date: 7 March 1828 . No; 28/156

All sections NOT completed

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th May, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey

Theft: grand larceny. 14th February 1821

475. JOHN BARRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January , 18 lbs. of beef, value 15 s. , the goods of Robert Slade .

ROBERT SLADE . I am a butcher , and live in Lamb’s Conduit-street . On the 27th of January, about seven o’clock in the evening, I was in the counting-house, and this beef was stolen from the shop-board.

ABRAHAM POLLY . I saw the prisoner with another lad, who took the beef, and put it in the prisoner’s apron; I followed, and caught him with it. I had watched them for an hour and a half.

WILLIAM BANTING. I am a patrol. I was going my
rounds, and heard the call of watch, ran over, and found the prisoner in charge with the beef.
Prisoner’s Defence. They all swear false, I never had it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th May, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), crime

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