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John Carey

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Carey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1752
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1823
Age: 71 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 14 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Barwell
Departure date: September, 1797
Arrival date: 18th May, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 306 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 230
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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Beth Kebblewhite on 13th October, 2019 wrote:

John CAREY (c1752-1823).Age: 38; Crime: Felony, Convicted: Gaol Delivery 11 May 1796 Justice Hall, Old Bailey, London, Middlesex (County) [MDX ENG] 14 years; Transported per Barwell, Arrived 18 May 1798 Sydney; Certificate of Freedom 1617; Additional Information: [Destination] Beyond Seas; Delivery of the Gaol of Newgate [4/4000]
1796 - JOHN CAREY, ELIZABETH CAREY [John’s wife], Theft > receiving, 11th May 1796.
… “were indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 29th of February, a large quantity of wearing apparel, (being part and parcel of certain goods, where of John Randall was last sessions tried and convicted of stealing), knowing them to be stolen….
John Carey ‘s defence. I leave my defence to my counsel.
Court. As to the woman, I am of opinion there is not evidence sufficient to put her upon her defence.(The prisoner called ten witnesses, who had known him from seven to twenty years, and gave him an excellent character).
John Carey, GUILTY.
Transported for fourteen years.
Elizabeth Carey, NOT GUILTY .
Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GROSE.”

1814 Muster:
John Carey; Arrived per Barwell, Status: F (Free); Occupation/Residence &c: Overseer at {Female] Factory, Mustered at Parramatta; Victualling: On Stores. (2193)]
1815 - Margaret Proctor (c1789-?) married John Carey (c1752-1823) on 11 Dec 1815, at St Johns, Parra. John Carey, aged 63, Free, Abode: St Johns [Parramatta], Signed; & Margaret Proctor, aged 36, Prisoner, arrived per Broxbornebury, Signed; married 11 Dec 1815, registered St Johns Church of England Parramatta by Banns by Samuel Marsden; Witness: William Roberts, Signed; Witness: Catherine Norris, Signed X (Source: St John’s Church of England, Parramatta NSW: Church Register - Marriages; ML ref: Reel SAG 55-56 & V1815-1866-3A) [Note: No record of children born to the couple]
1822 Muster:
Margaret PROCTOR, FBS, Broxbornebury, 7 years, wife of J Carey, Parra (A17190) & spouse – John Carey; 7 years; Arrived per Barwell, Status: FBS (Free by Servitude); Occupation/Residence &c: Overseer Factory, Parramatta (A03289).
1823, 17 Feb. – John Carey, aged 73, of Parramatta, died in 1823 & was buried on 17 Feb, the service was at St Johns. (V1823-5667-2B)

From the book “Journey to a New Life…” the story of the ships Emu & Broxbornebury by Elizabeth Hook (3rd ed. 2014). I am the author & can be contacted on hookey5609@yahoo.com.au for further info

Convict Changes History

Beth Kebblewhite on 13th October, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1752 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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