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John Clark

John Clark, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 22 May 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Clark
Aliases: Thompson (alias), John Thompson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Mason's labourer
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 22 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: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 22nd May, 1829
Arrival date: 13th September, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 82
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st January, 2022 wrote:

1829 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. John - 1829.
No; 170
Name; John Clark alias Thompson
Age; 17 years, Read & write, single
Native Place; Edinboro
Trade or calling; Mason’s Apprentice
Offence; Stealing watch
Trial; 9 Feb 1829.
Remarks; HANGED in Sydney on the 2nd of June 1834 for Bushranging

1834 - 3 April Sydney Gaol Entrance & Description Book.
Trial; Bathurst. Sentence; EXECUTED -2 June

1834 - The Sydney Monitor . Wed 14 May 1834. Page 2.  MATTER FURNISHED BY OUR Reporters and Correspondents.
MONDAY, MAY 12th—Before Mr Justice Burton, and-a Jury of free inhabitants John Thompson and William Roach, were indicted for burglariously entering the dwelling
house of George Cheshire at Bathurst. Guilty.-Remanded.

The Sydney Herald. Thu 22 May 1834. Page 2. LAW INTELLIGENCE. SUPREME COURT-CRIMINAL SIDE.
13th Mav-Before his Honor Mr. Justice Dowling and a Civil Jury William Lloyd and William Johnson stood indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Blaxland Jnr.
at St. Patrick’s Plains on the 21st Feb last, and stealing therein sundry articles of wearing apparel. Guilty - Death Recorded.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st January, 2022 made the following changes:

alias1: Thompson (alias) (prev. Thompson (Alias)), alias2: John Thompson, date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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