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John Beal

John Beal, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Beal
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 89 (46)
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

Lee White on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

John Beal[e] married Rosetta[Rose] Johns[t]on in Parramatta 1818.Rose had a daughter Catherine who’d arrived with her,free. John’s wife was emancipated in 1821 so was able to hire him out as a paid worker.By 1824 he worked as an overseer on Robert Craword of Prospect’s farm,clearing. He later worked for Hannibal MacArthur. He was still a convict in 1841. He helped raise Rose’s grandchild Charles, son of Catherine, who named one of his sons after John. He died in 1850

Convict Changes History

Lee White on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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