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John Cadman

John Cadman, one of 311 convicts transported on the Barwell, September 1797

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cadman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 12th November, 1848
Age: 76 years

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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Barwell
Departure date: September, 1797
Arrival date: 18th May, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 306 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 235 (118). NSW records.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th June, 2014 wrote:

John Cadman was convicted at Worcester on 09/12/1747 for horse stealing. Life sentence. Transported to New South Wales, Australia on the ship ‘Barwell’.

He was aged 25yrs and had been a Publican in England.

John was stationed at Sydney. in 1809 he was coxswain of a government boat. By 1825 he was Master of the cutter ‘Mars’.  He was then promoted to Superintendent of government boats in Sydney. He retired 1845.

Conditional Pardon 1814.
Free Pardon 1821.

John Cadman obtained permission to marry (ref. NSW reg BDM)Elizabeth Drew Mortimer (transported on the ‘Competitor’ 1828 - stealing offence)in 1830.

Wife Elizabeth Mortimer had 2 daughters, born in England, Elizabeth Ellen & Charlotte Phoebe.

John Cadman is recorded in the 1828 Census in Sydney (aged 52yrs).

The Cadman’s occupied a cottage at the Rocks district of Sydney - one of the oldest houses in that area. 

John Cadman died 12/11/1848 and is buried at the Devonshire St. Cemetery, Sydney.

Tina Kilnan on 11th February, 2016 wrote:

John Cadman’s gravestone is now located in the Pioneer Memorial Park, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th June, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 235 (118). NSW records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 235 (118)), date of birt

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