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John Caton

John Caton, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Caton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th June, 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 18th April, 1860
Age: 52 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: NSW BDM Marriage: 495/1845 V184549530B
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

Helen Campbell on 17th November, 2012 wrote:

John Caton was a single man of protestant faith who could read.  He was working as a labourer at the time of his arrest in 1827 listing London as his Native Place . 

He is described as 5 ft 3 ins with a dark ruddy complexion, dark brown eyes and hair.

Convict Changes History

Helen Campbell on 17th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 15th June, 1807, date of death 18th April, 1860, gender, occupation, crime

FionaW on 5th April, 2019 made the following changes:

source: NSW BDM Marriage: 495/1845 V184549530B (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 269 (136))

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