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John Clark

John Clark, one of 156 convicts transported on the Neptune, 18 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Clark
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 18th March, 1820
Arrival date: 16th July, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 268
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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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

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