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John Clark, one of 156 convicts transported on the Neptune, 18 March 1820
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life span was 54 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 268
||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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Tony Beale on 18th December, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Online
1080. THOMAS BUTLER , JOHN CLARK , and WILLIAM JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 40 lbs. of pork, value 20 s. , the property of William Summerlin .
WILLIAM SUMMERLIN . I am a butcher , and live in Fitzroy-market - the pork hung outside my shop. I went out about nine o’clock at night, returned about ten, and found it stolen. I found a hind-quarter at the watch-house. About one o’clock in the morning the watchman sent me into the fields, where I found some more of it under a brick-stack; the prisoner, Jones, was asleep with his head on it. I knew the pork by a particular bruise on it.
JOHN BALTUTT . I am servant to the prosecutor; I was left in care of the shop. A side of pork was stolen; I saw the prisoners at the office next day with it. I knew it by a mark down the back.
JOHN PIZZY . I am a watchman in New-road, near Market-street. About half-past ten o’clock, the prosecutor informed me that his pork was stolen. Between one and two o’clock in the morning, I saw Clark and Butler near the Orange Tree, public-house - they passed me; I followed, and secured them both. Butler had a quarter of pork concealed under his coat. I asked them what they had got? Butler said it was meat, which they had given them in Smithfield - Clark said he was by at the time. I took them to the watch-house, and informed the prosecutor. He claimed it.
WILLIAM NOTT . I am watchman of Somers’-town, opposite to the Orange Tree, public-house. Between three and four o’clock in the morning, the prosecutor gave Jones into my custody in the brick-field, where he was concealed under some straw, asleep. The pork was near his head.
GEORGE SQUIBB . The prisoners were brought to the watch-house with the pork. Another piece was brought in which exactly fitted. The bruise matched.
BUTLER’S Defence. I found it in the fields.
JONES’S Defence. I was intoxicated, and laid down in the fields.
BUTLER - GUILTY . Aged 23.
CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 25
JONES - GUILTY . Aged 19.
Transported for Seven Years .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
Convict Changes History
Tony Beale on 18th December, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime