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John Sydney Bates

John Sydney Bates, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sydney Bates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 124
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

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2021 wrote:

John S. Bates, convict, age 27 yrs, per Ship General Hewitt,  and Maria Johnston, convict, per Maria, age 23, Castlereagh and Richmond, NSW, 6 Mar 1821, by Banns.
Source: Familysearch. Image 165 of marriages.


Colonial Secretary Index.

BATES, John Sydney (Per “General Hewitt”, 1814) see BATES, Sydney.

BATES, Sydney. Per “General Hewitt”, 1814.

Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3183; 4/1854 p.16)

1821 Feb 2,10
Re permission to marry at Castlereagh; listed as William Sydney Bates (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.83)

1823 Oct 7
Robbed of clothes by John Robinson in 1818 (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.6)

1825 Nov 14
Application to be transferred from Hyde Park Barracks to the Benevolent Asylum granted (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.608)


Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2021 wrote:

1828 Census Index.
Sydney Bates, age 39, G.S. Genl. Hewitt, 1814, Life, protestant, Invalid, Rooty Hill, Melville district.
Maria Bates, age 27, G.S. Maria, 1818, protestant.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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