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John Best

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Best
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd July, 1831
Age: 51 years

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick 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

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 125 (64)
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

D Wong on 11th April, 2020 wrote:

John Best was listed as 34 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Staffordshire.

Occupation: Gun-lock filer.

John was 5’10” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, sallow complexion, hazel eyes.

23/7/1831: Convict Death Register - John died at Port Macquarie, NSW - aged 51.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd July, 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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