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John Blake

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Blake
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 1852
Age: 41 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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Meath
Sentence term: Life
Ship: James Laing
Departure date: 16th February, 1834
Arrival date: 29th June, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 48 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 13th July, 2013 wrote:

John Blake was 23 years old, married with 2 children and his native place was Meath, although he was born in Navan.

1837: Assigned to James Glennie at Patrick Plains.
1842: TOL Goulburn
10/7/1848: CP

In 1838 John Blake was involved in the Myall Creek Massacre but was released.

10/7/1847: John’s wife Mary Keogan, son Thomas, born 31/10/1832 and daughter Catherine, born 25/1/1834 arrived per “Beulah”.  John and Mary had 4 more children.

John was now working for W Bradbury at Gundary.  Not long after the arrival of his family John fell from a horse, badly hitting his head and was declared insane.

1852: John committed suicide by cutting his throat.

6/11/1855: Mary Blake married John Threadgold at St Peter & Paul’s, Goulburn after John’s wife Frances had died.  On the same day and same place, Thomas Blake (son of Mary and John) married Agnes Threadgold (daughter of Frances and John).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th July, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1811, date of death 1852, gender, occupation, crime

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