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John Butterworth

John Butterworth, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Butterworth
Aliases: Buttersworth
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1735
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 18th February, 1819
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1071 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 38
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 4th March, 2020 wrote:

John Buttersworth arrived per ‘Neptune’

Transported for ‘Stealing 2 large sacks containing worsted yarn and woolen baize.

18/2/1819 John died aged 84 and was buried in the Old Sydney Burial Ground.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th March, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Buttersworth, date of birth: 1735 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th February, 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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