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John Beard

John Beard, one of 200 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Beard
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 14 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th August, 1829
Arrival date: 10th January, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 153 (79). Tasmanian Archives - Convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,424,L,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 wrote:

John Beard was convicted at Bedford for Poaching (previous convictions) - 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Prince Regent’ 1830.
Gaol Report: Good connections. In custody previously.
Hulk Report: Orderley.
Single man.

Convict no. 3945.
20/04/1833: Treat a Sheriff/Bailiff with contempt by winking and smiling when reporting to him a case of felony - dismissed.

Conditional Pardon 2494 20/06/1840.
Free Certificate 228 30/03/1843.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, gender, crime

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