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John Duck

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Duck
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Plaisterer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 3rd February, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
John Duck, age 35, per Bencoolen (1819), Tried at Westmeath, 1818, 7 years, DOB 1784, native of Westmeath. Plasterer. Spouse: m 1824, Windsor, Catherine Savage.


Colonial Secretary Index.

DUCK, John. Per “Bencoolen, 1819.

1823 Dec 26,27 - Re permission to marry in the Roman Catholic Church at Sydney (Reel 6012; 4/3510 pp.100-1)
1824 c.Apr, Oct 8 - Plasterer. Assigned convict mechanic whose master was a defaulter in payment for (Reel 6061, 4/1778 p.265d; Fiche 3293, 5/3821.1 p.3)
1824 May 8 - Bonded mechanic to William Hawkins of Sydney. Apprehended and sent to the Barracks (Reel 6060; 4/1776 pp.56-56a)
1824 May 15 - Had been living with Catherine Savage in breach of regulations (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.222)
1824 Sep 4 - On return of convicts received into or discharged from Parramatta Barracks; to the Female Orphan School (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.235)
1824 Sep 6,15 - Re permission to marry at Parramatta (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.433)


1828 Census at Parramatta.
John Duck, age 44, F.S. Bencoolen, 1819, 7 years, catholic, Plasterer, Parramatta district.
Cathe. Duck, age 42, F.S. Janus, 1820, 7 years, wife of above, catholic.
Ann Savage, age 10, C.F. Janus, 1820, Daughter to C. Duck. Catholic.
John Duck signed his name on the census form.
John Duck possessed 2 cattle.


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Map shows land allotment in the name of John Duck, dated Jan 8 1829 –  plot situated on Pennant Street at Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 3rd February, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Duck, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1784, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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