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John Brown

John Brown, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Harness Maker
Date of Death: 1855
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts

References

Primary source: Old Bailey - online. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/7. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series NRS 12188; Item: 4/4005; Microfiche: 638). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 375 (189)
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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Patrick Brown on 16th January, 2020 wrote:

1828 Census, recorded as Publican residing in George Street, Sydney.
Married Caroline Cubitt, aged 16 on 19 June 1829. Daughter of Daniel Cubitt, arrived 29 June 1792 (Second Fleet).
Built Bunnnerong House at Botany, where he was residing when he died in 1855.

Iris Dunne on 16th January, 2020 wrote:

Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1069. JOHN BROWN and WILLIAM JACKSON were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of September , a snuff-box, value 6d. and a handkerchief, value 6d. the property of William Culband , from his person .

WILLIAM CULBAND . I was in Bartholomew Fair on the day in the indictment. I know my snuff box and handkerchief were safe when I went into the Fair.

THOMAS WHITE . I saw Mr. Culband in the Fair, and both prisoners also. Brown came very close up to the prosecutor; I perceived that he drew something from the prosecutor’s pocket; Brown immediately threw something from him, which I could not perceive what it was.

JOHN HERDSFIELD . I took the snuff-box from Brown’s pocket, but he snatched it from my hand, and threw it about ten yards.

BROWN, GUILTY , aged 18.

JACKSON, GUILTY , aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18160918-249

Prison Hulk ship Bellerophon moored at Woolwich, Received 1 November 1816, convicted 18 September 1816, aged 18, Est. Birth year abt. 1798, Offence Felony, transferred 28 July 1817 (Ocean NSW)

Convict Indents: convicted 18 September 1816, Est. Birth year: abt 1797, aged 19

Patrick Brown on 6th February, 2020 wrote:

John Brown the Convict arrived on Ocean in 1818 refers to himself as John Neathway Brown in early 1830s and after marriage to Carolyn Cubitt. John Neathway Brown submits a return [No. 36] for the Census of 1841. At the time there were 14 people living on his Bunnerong property at Botany: 7 Males – two between 2 & 7; four between 21 & 45; and one between 45 & 60; 7 Females – two under 2; three between 2 & 7; and two between 21 & 45. By 1841, John and Caroline had a baby daughter and three other daughters aged 3, 5 and 7. John would have been aged about 44 and Caroline aged abt 28.

When he dies in 1855, John Neathway Brown’s Will refers to the interest from the Estate of his Aunt Lynch in England. The probate of the Will and Testament of Elizabeth Lynch, widow of John Lynch of Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England dated Thursday, 12th June 1828, makes reference to, and makes provision for, “my sister Catherine Neathway’s surviving children”. Christening records for Lambeth, Saint Mary, England, indicate that Catherine Neathway had a number of children: Catherine [Born c1792]; Jeremiah [Christened 1793 d.1824]; Margaret [1795]; William Howard [1797]; Elizabeth Creany [1799]; Henry [1801 d.1802] Henry [1804 d.1825]; Mary Ann [1809]. John Neathway Brown is William Howard Neathway.

Also, refer to Proceedings in the Court of Chancery, England 15 July 1852: Clerks of Records and Writs Office. William Howard Neathway in the Colony of NSW v. William Reed. The former sought a greater share from inheritance from Aunt’s Will following the death of a sibling. 
Patrick Brown

Convict Changes History

Patrick Brown on 16th January, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 16th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1855 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Iris Dunne on 16th January, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Old Bailey - online. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/7. State Archives NSW, Indents (Series NRS 12188; Item: 4/4005; Microfiche: 638). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 375 (189)

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