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John Catlin

John Catlin, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Catlin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1864
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 116
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 15th November, 2012 wrote:

John Catlin was 15 years old when indicted for stealing 1 hankerchief, value 4s.

13/10/1834: Assigned to Mr Hyndes of Sussex Street - was charged with refusing to do his proper work.  His master gave him a very bad character and requested to allow him to be returned to the Government - 2 months hard labour on the treadmill.

1834: TOL

1846: Married Margaret Roughley/Ruflin at Araluen/Braidwood. They had 2 children.

Although listed as William John Catlin, he received land in 1852 as John Catlin and in July 1864 John Catlin, an eccentric character who had been drinking for a week in Araluen died of Inflammation of the Bowels.  He had been a farmer.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810, date of death 1864, gender, crime

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