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John Drew

John Drew, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 29 September 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Drew
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th January, 1807
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 18th January, 1856
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 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: Asia 1
Departure date: 29th September, 1831
Arrival date: 13th February, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 173 (89)
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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Community Contributions

Mary-Anne Gourley on 20th August, 2016 wrote:

Born in Colyton, Devon, parents Robert Drew(e) and Elizabeth Quicke.

Possible 1st marriage:
BANNS OF MARRIAGE published in the Parish Church of St Marylebone in the year 1828 page 290
No 870 Between John Leighton drewe of this Parish batchelor and Mary lackington of this parish spinster were published, on Sunday 21 December, on Sunday 28 December, on Sunday 4 January 1829.

Married in Sydney 1837:
Marriages solemnized in the Parish of St Philip’s Sydney, County of Cumberland NSW in the Year 1837
Page 44 1359 No. 177
John Leighton Drew of the Parish of Banksia, Batchelor and Elizabeth Elivina Knock of this parish, Spinster, were married in this church by Banns with the consent of the government on this tenth day of April in the year 1837.

Burials in the Parish of Camperdown in the County of Cumberland in the year 1856.
John Leighton Drew, Bourke Street, 18 Jan, 20 Jan, painter,53 years.

Convict Changes History

Mary-Anne Gourley on 20th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 17th January, 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th January, 1856 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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