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John Chave

John Chave, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Chave
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1838
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 121 (62)
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

Charmaine Hardy on 25th January, 2020 wrote:

Married Ann Smith (nee Williams aka Fishburn)  2 Aug 1830, Windsor, New South Wales.

D Wong on 26th January, 2020 wrote:

ld Bailey:
Deception: forgery.
7th April 1813
Verdict Guilty > pleaded guilty
Sentence Transportation
JOHN CHAVE was indicted, for that he, on the 16th of February, had in his custody and possession, divers forged bank notes, he knowing them to be forged.

To this indictment the prisoner pleaded

Transported for Fourteen Years.

John was born at Tiverton, Devonshire.

10/5/1827: COF

C1827: Had a relationship with Margaret Kelsey (Mary Anne 1822) - no marriage found on the NSW BDM.

1828 Census: John was 52, free by servitude, shoemaker, Windsor.
Mary/Margaret Kelsey, 40, free by servitude.

2/8/1830: aged 56, married Ann Williams.
1831-1898 Frederick
1833-1833 George

March 1838: John Chave died at Windsor, NSW, aged 64.

Convict Changes History

Charmaine Hardy on 25th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 26th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1774 (prev. 1777)

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