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John Briant

John Briant, one of 152 convicts transported on the Grenada, 03 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Briant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: 3rd May, 1821
Arrival date: 16th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 30
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

Maureen Withey on 11th September, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

BRYANT, John. Per “Grenada”, 1821.

1823 Sep 22-Oct 15
Sentenced to death; commuted to transportation to Port Macquarie. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.105)
1823 Nov 10
Tried in Sydney. Sentence commuted to transportation (Reel 6070; 4/1265 pp.11-2)
1823 Nov 12
Capital sentence commuted (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.28)
1823 Nov 26
On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally”; not conveyed per “Sally” but per “Lady Nelson” on 17 Dec 1823 (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.92, 452-3)


TUESDAY.—Edward Migniotte, James Curtis, John Bryan and Peter Coleman, were indicted for stopping and robbing William Coleman and Richard Brewer, on the king’s highway, near Knapsack Valley, on the Bathurst road. Guilty—remanded.
Sydney Gazette, 2 Oct 1823.

WEDNESDAY.—This forenoon all the prisoners who had been convicted and remanded during the sessions, were now brought up for the judgement of the Court.
DEATH.—... Edward Migniotte, James Curtis, John Bryan, Peter Coleman, ...
The Sessions have terminated.
Sydney Gazette, 16 Oct 1823.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 11th September, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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