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John Cakebread

John Cakebread, one of 304 convicts transported on the Sea Park, 30 December 1853

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cakebread
Aliases: Cakebreak
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sea Park
Departure date: 30th December, 1853
Arrival date: 5th April, 1854
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 304 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 34
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 27th August, 2013 wrote:

John Cakebread/Cakebreak (Fremantle Prison Database has him recorded as “Cakebreak” was 34 years old on arrival in WA.

John was married with 2 children, 5’4” tall, black hair, hazel eyes, oval face, fresh complexion, middling stout build, mole on left breast.

5/4/1854: TOL
10/8/1855: CP

Comments: To eastern colonies per “Champion” Feb. 1857.

13/9/1858: Sydney Morning Herald: If this should meet the eye of John Cakebread from Arkesden, Essex, England, he will hear of his sister Lydia.  Address, No 16, Queen Street, Chippendale, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th August, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1820, gender, occupation, crime

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