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John Cadman, one of 311 convicts transported on the Barwell, September 1797
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||12th November, 1848
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 235 (118). NSW records.
||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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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