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Jonathan Beswick

Jonathan Beswick, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonathan Beswick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th March, 1823
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 18th May, 1896
Age: 73 years

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 15 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Petre
Departure date: 3rd July, 1843
Arrival date: 15th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 237 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 350
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

Xena Ish on 8th January, 2019 wrote:

After his conviction Jonathan was held on the prison hulk Warrior awaiting transportation.  He left behind a wife, Susannah and children, possible names James, Sarah, and Ellen. Jonathan was 5’ 8” with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.  Beswick remarried 13 Jul 1858 to Charlotte Bryant at Port Sorell, Tasmania. They had 9 children.

Convict Changes History

Xena Ish on 8th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 20th March, 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th May, 1896 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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