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John Butler

John Butler, one of 160 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Butler
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Cambridge Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd August, 1823
Arrival date: 15th March, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 83 (43)
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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phillip diver on 16th May, 2016 wrote:

Possibly born in Foxton, Cambs 1800 (date could be wrong ). Was married in Trumpington, Cambs, in 1817 to Keziah Seville. Request status to re-marry to Harriet Baxter 4 Oct 1834 tough possibly did not go through. Can’t find any more info and trail frustratingly gone dead. Any help appreciated.

D Wong on 17th May, 2016 wrote:

1823 January 24 Cambridgeshire Chronicle & Journal (also reported in Bury & Norwich Press)
Cambs Quarter Sessions, convictions and sentences. John Butler, William Winters, Michael Weston, John Jude, Henry Smith, James Northrope – all for stealing 11 ducks, the property Mr Kidman, seven years transportation.

William Winters arrived per ‘Albion 1823 VDL), James Northrope – no ship found, Weston, Jude and Henry Smith were all on board the Guildford.

1817: Married Keziah Seville – she died 1868.  They had 2 children, Charlotte C1819 and Keziah C1822.
Keziah Seville then married Edward Harradine – They had 4 children.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
BUTLER, John. Per “Guildford”, 1824
1824 Mar 9: On list of convicts landed from the “Guildford” and forwarded to Airds for distribution (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.458)

1828: TOL
27/3/1834: COF

According to the NSW BDM Harriet Baxter married Charles Hudson in 1835 at Abercrombie/Bathurst.

Have not located John Butler after his COF.

Convict Changes History

phillip diver on 16th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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