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John Buckley

John Buckley, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Buckley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 233 (118)
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

D Wong on 19th February, 2018 wrote:

3/4/1819 Lancaster Gazette Lancashire, England:
John Smith, 30, and John Buckley, 48, for a burglary in tbe house of John Thompson, at Manchester, and stealing shoes, &c.— Guilty.
**John Smith was also on board - **2 John Smiths on the voyage, the other one was tried at the Old Bailey.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
BUCKLEY, John. Per “Prince Regent”, 1820

1820 Feb 8: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Prince Regent” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; listed as Bulkey (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.243)

1820 Dec 4: Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6007; 4/3502 pp.464-5) (**This was to Margaret Moore per ‘Janus 1820’).

1824 Jul 8: On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.14) ** John was assigned to Andrew Dickson at the Hunter River 8/7/1824.

1821: Married Margaret Moore - they had 1 child listed, also Margaret, ‘Buckley’ in 1822. **Cannot find Margaret Moore on the ‘Janus’ although she is listed in the Colonial Secretary Papers - there was a Mary Moore but she was sent to Port Dalrymple, and died in Hobart 26/8/1830, aged 25.

Maureen Withey on 18th February, 2020 wrote:

Lancaster Assizes.
John Smith, and John Buckley, for a burglary in the house of John Thompson, at Manchester, and stealing shoes. Ann Paine, for receiving the stolen goods.  Smith amd Buckley ; death; Paine, no bill.
Liverpool Mercury, 9 Apr 1819.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1770 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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