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John Brakefield

John Brakefield, one of 298 convicts transported on the Hilsborough [Hillsborough], October 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brakefield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 19th May, 1773
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 12th November, 1824
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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hilsborough
Departure date: October, 1798
Arrival date: 26th July, 1799
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 245 (123)
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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Marilyn on 25th January, 2018 wrote:

16 Mar 1796: Conviction: in Maidstone, Kent, England; For Larceny. Sentenced to Life.
23 Dec 1798: Departure: in Gravesend, Kent, England; Aboard the Hillsborough
26 Jul 1798 :Arrived: in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia; Aboard the Hillsborough
29 Jul 1799 :Disembarked: in New South Wales, Australia; Aboard the Hillsborough
18 Mar 1811: Marriage: At St John’s Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
30 Jul 1811 : Request To Receive Lands: in New South Wales, Australia; On list of persons to receive lands in the new Districts of Airds or Appin, and in other parts of the Colony; at Airds or Appin
1816: Convict Muster: in New South Wales, Australia
13 Jan 1818 : Land Grant: in Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia; Granted 50 Acres by L. Macquarie to take effect 13 Jan 1823 with Conditions.
22 Aug 1822 : Assigned A Convict: in Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia; Assigned Convict Samuel Waight Who Had Arrived Aboard the Asia.
25 May 1824 : Trial And Conviction: in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia; James Gogan given 100 lashes and jailed. Martin Benson given 100 lashes and put in a jail gang. Anthony Radley given 100 lashes - suspended. Grogan threatens to “Make a Shipwreck of his Master’s Farm” when released.
13 Sep 1824 : Punishment Of Convict: in Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia; His Convict Given 12 Lashes for Stealing a Shirt.
12 Nov 1824 : Murdered: in Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia; South Creek
16 Nov 1824:  Magistrate Request: in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia; A request by the Magistrate to Colonel Thornton to post a reward for the capture of his murderers and a full pardon be Given to John Brakefield.
19 Nov 1824 : Pardoned: in New South Wales, Australia; Lieutenant Colonel Thornton Grants John Brackfield an Absolute Pardon and Posts a Fifty Pound Reward
12 Jan 1825 :Trial of Murderers: in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Martin Benson, J. Cogan, J. Wright, A. Rodney, J. Spaule, N. Kayne, and Eliza Campbell charged with wilfully and ferociously murdering their master, Mr. J. Brackfield.
18 Jan 1825 : Disposal: in New South Wales, Australia; Farm, household goods and chattels of John Brackfield auctioned.
24 Jan 1825 : Request For Pardon: in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia; Request from William John, Cheif Constable of Liverpool, to Thomas Brisbane for Full Pardons for George Greenhill and Richard Hartop, Constables, for the Apprehension of the Murderers.
24 Jan 1825 : Execution: in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Martin Benson, James Cogan, John Sprole, Anthony Rodney, and Eliza Campbell are Executed for the murder of John Brackfield.

Convict Changes History

Marilyn on 25th January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 19th May, 1773 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th November, 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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