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John Brindley

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brindley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1761
Occupation: -
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: Assault and attempted robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Alexander
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 26th January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project.HO11/1 Derby Mercury - Thursday 24 March 1785 p 4 1803 - Sydney Gazette - 5 June 1803 page 4 1811, Thurs 12th December, Sydney Gazette, Colonial Secretary Correspondence lists index "Brindley"
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 7th December, 2016 wrote:

JOHN BRINDLEY was a convict in the first fleet ship “ Alexander”  arriving in Sydney Cove on 26th January 1788.  He was aged 27 years.

His trial was on 21 March 1785 in Warwick, for assault and robbery. After being given the death sentence he was reprieved to transportation for seven years.

Derby Mercury - Thursday 24 March 1785 p 4
“ On Wednesday night the Assizes ended for the county of Warwick when the following convicts received sentence of Death Viz, Chatburn, … Elis Green, …  Samuel Packwood, … Samuel Smith, … John Slight alias John Browne, … John Shardlowe.
“ … JOHN BRINDLEY for assaulting and robbing John Hatton in Birmingham.
“—- The first seven of whom are left for execution and the others reprieved.”

1790 - was working at Norfolk Island
1792 -Settler on Norfolk Island.
1794 - returned to Port Jackson, granted 30 acres at Mulgrave Place (19/11/1794 - On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.32))

1803 - Sydney Gazette - 5 June 1803 page 4 - John Brindley was on list of persons whose effects would be sold by auction unless he discharged the execution of debt against him.

1806 Muster - he had over 16 acres under cultivation, and paid for the services of one freeman
* Signed two addresses of support for Governor Bligh

However John Brindle continued to have occasional financial difficulties:
IN 1811 there was another notice in the Sydney Gazette that the Provost Martial would sell, at Freeman’s Reach on Tuesday 26th March, six acres of growing Maize owned by John Brindle unless he discharged the execution of debt against him.

1811, Thurs 12th December, Sydney Gazette:
“THE Provost Marshal will proceed to SELL, by PUBLIC AUCTION, a Quantity of Standing Wheat and Maize, the Property of the said John Brindley (unless the Execution thereon be previously superseded).”

1821 Sep 8 - Constable. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines
From at least January 1823 he was a constable at the Sydney Gaol, stationed there:
*in allegations of violence against Gaoler John Redman, he was referred to, March 1823)
* Name referenced as a Sydney Gaol constable in Report on gaol & escapes, by John Redman, Gaoler
* requiring slop clothing as a Sydney constable, 1824
* May 1824 -  On lists of constables stationed at the Sydney County Gaol with their wives and children.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 7th December, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australian Joint Copying Project.HO11/1 Derby Mercury - Thursday 24 March 1785 p 4 1803 - Sydney Gazette - 5 June 1803 page 4 1811, Thurs 12th December, Sydney Gazette, Colonial Secretary Correspondence lists i

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