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John Collins

John Collins, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Collins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adrian
Departure date: 13th April, 1830
Arrival date: 20th August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 331 (168)
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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D Wong on 26th June, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
MICHAEL KELLY, JOHN COLLINS, Theft > simple larceny, 14th January 1830.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

MICHAEL KELLY and JOHN COLLINS were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December , 25 gloves, value 6s. , the goods of Thomas Foulkes .
JOSEPH COLE. I am a Police-constable. On the 11th of December, about ten o’clock at night, I was walking through Buckeridge-street, St. Giles’, in plain clothes, and saw six persons together - I laid hold of the two prisoners and took them into a house; I found on Collins four pairs and a half of silk gloves, and two pairs of leather ones -I saw Kelly throw something behind him; I looked, and found it was four pairs of gloves - the prisoners said they had picked them up; the next morning I found they had been taken from a window in Tottenham-court-road, and went to the place I took them to, and found four more gloves, which had been on the coals.
JOHN EGERTON. I am shopman to Mr. Thomas Foulkes, a haberdasher and hosier , of Tottenham-court-road . These gloves are all his property - I missed them at half-past nine o’clock on the evening of the 11th of December; there were twelve pairs and an old one taken from the window - they are all here; the window had been broken half an hour before, and had been mended with paper, which was also broken.
JOHN LEPPARD . I saw the two prisoners loitering about the prosecutor’s shop for some time, about nine o’clock that night.
Kelln’s Defence. I was sent with a horse and chaise, and had 1s. for it - I went to a cook-shop with this prisoner, and spent 8d. of it; when we came out we found the gloves laying on the curb.
KELLY - GUILTY . Aged 13.
Transported for Seven Years.

John Collins arrived per ‘Adrian 1830’ NSW - note: there were 2 John Collins on the Adrian, the 2nd one was tried at Norfolk QS 19/1/1830.

15/1/1838: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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