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John Bird

John Bird, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Bird
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Stocking maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Leicester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 166
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 4th October, 2018 wrote:

John Bird was 54 years old on arrival in NSW - Native Place: Leicester.  Transported for ‘Strealing a smoothing iron’.

Occupation: Stocking weaver.

John was literate, Protestant, Married with 2 female children, 5’2½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown mixed with grey hair, hazel eyes, lost two front teeth in upper jaw, left knee stiff, scar inside same.

1844: TOL Windsor.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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