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John Clarke, one of 150 convicts transported on the Shipley, 18 July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Bristol (City) Session Peace Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery
18th July, 1818
18th November, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 149 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 43 (23)
||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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D Wong on 29th April, 2018 wrote:
11/4/1818 Bristol Mirror Bristol, England:
John Clarke, Henry Broom, and Alexander Isaacs, (for privately stealing in the warehouse of Messrs. Ash, Tolley, and Co. Union-street,) guilty.
(Alexander Isaacs arrived per ‘Surrey 1818, no ship found for Henry Broom.)
John Clarke was 48 years old, 5’7½” tall, ruddy complexion, brown to grey hair, hazel eyes, left leg and right arm disabled.
John was sent to VDL per ‘Admiral Cockburn’ on 1/12/1819.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
CLARKE, John alias HOLMES. Per “Shipley”, 1818.
1818 Nov 24: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Shipley” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.168)
1825 Jul 9: Re his location (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.10). Reply, 20 Jul (Reel 6064; 4/1787 pp.37-40)
1825 Jul 22: Re extract from indent (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.158)
17/1/1826: Public Works - Receiving and having in his possession a Silver Watch, value £2 the property of John Hughes, knowing it to be stolen. Removed to Macquarie Harbor for 2 years.
1/7/1826 Hobart Town Gazette: (Is this the same man??)
On Monday, a Coroner’s Inquest sat on the body of Paul Bishop, who came by his death in consequence of a drunken affray at the Albion public house. He and another
named John Clarke, alias Leaver, a crippled invalid, were jesting, blacking faces and committing other follies until the romp became serious, and Leaver having the knife, with
which he cut his tobacco in his hand, wounded Bishop as it appeared by accident in the head so that the point of the knife was broken off and caused an inflammation of the brain, of
which he died.
The Coroner and Jury, after a patient investigation of seven hours returned a verdict of Manslaughter, and Leaver, is committed accordingly.
21/4/1827 Hobart Town Gazette:
John Clark - Shipley (2) - COF
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 29th April, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Clark, date of birth: 1770 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime