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John Buckley

John Buckley, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Buckley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th May, 1814
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 8th January, 1859
Age: 44 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 165 (84)
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

JUDITH SMITH on 9th July, 2013 wrote:

John BUCKLEY received his NSW Ticket-of-Leave on 20/02/1846 and his Conditional Pardon on 10.08/1850, after serving 10 years of his sentence. He married Mary HAROLD at St. Francis Church, Melbourne on 12/05/1851. At the time he was a Carter on the Victorian Goldfields at Mount Alexander (Castlemaine-Bendigo area). John and Mary had four children: John [1852]; Catherine [1854]; Sarah [1856] and Daniel [1858]; (Daniel died in infancy). John BUCKLEY died at Castlemaine Hospital in 1859. His wife ended up in prison on a charge of Vagrancy. His children ended up as State Wards. Most of this information came from Ancestry records or NSW State Records.

D Wong on 11th October, 2018 wrote:

24/10/1839 Liverpool Mail Lancashire, England:
John Buckley, for stealing one hundred yards of canvas, the property of Nathan Cairns.

John Buckley was 40 years old when transported for ‘Stealing canvas’.

John was literate, protestant, married with 1 male and 1 female children, 5’5” tall dark ruddy complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, dark hazel eyes, arms hairy, scar on ball of right thumb, scar on knuckles of fore and middle fingers of left hand.

Native Place: Liverpool.

Convict Changes History

JUDITH SMITH on 9th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 20th May, 1814, date of death 8th January, 1859, gender, occupation

D Wong on 11th October, 2018 made the following changes:


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