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John Bayliss

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Bayliss
Aliases: John Baylis, John Busley
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1747
Occupation: Silversmith
Date of Death: 30th August, 1811
Age: 64 years

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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 21st January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 106 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Eric Harry Daly on 11th January, 2013 wrote:

He was tried at Old Bailey, London on 25 February 1784 for stealing silver of 4 shillings value. He was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 37 at that time (May 1787).
His occupation was listed as silversmith. He died in 1811.
Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”.

Christine Bayliss Kelly on 20th February, 2021 wrote:

In some records it incorrectly appears that this John Bayliss was granted 200 acres of land around the Richmond area. This was actually a grant to a soldier John Bayliss (200 acres) who came out on the Active in 1791. John and his brother Joseph were with the NSW Corps but as they came from Staffordshire I wonder whether John Busley used John Bayliss’ name because they knew each other. There is also a significant difference in age as John Busley was 54 when he arrived and John Bayliss was 24 when he arrived.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 11th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1747, date of death 30th August, 1811, gender, occupation, crime

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