Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

John Eccleston

John Eccleston, one of 158 convicts transported on the Lord Sidmouth, 20 September 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Eccleston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster (Liverpool Boro) Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Sidmouth
Departure date: 20th September, 1818
Arrival date: 11th March, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 88. State Archives NSW, Bound Indentures (Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4006]; Microfiche: 641)& Convict Index (4/4423; Reel 601)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Eccleston was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Eccleston?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 3rd July, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, John married Mary Ann Barnes (nèe Whitton). They married in 1827 at Campbelltown.
Mary Ann was the widow of Richard Barnes (Convict, Glatton, 1801). Richard had died in 1826 and left Mary with a young family.
Mary was the daughter of Edward Whitton (First Fleet Convict, Scarborough, 1788) and Ann Slater (Third Fleet Convict, Queen, 1791).

John and Mary Ann had 7 children of their own so they ended up with a large family to bring up.

Denis Pember on 3rd July, 2016 wrote:

Sainty, Malcolmn & Johnson, Keith; Census of New South Wales, November 1828:
Page 135…
[Ref E0108] Ecclestone, John, 30, free by servitude, Lord Sidmouth, 1818, 7 years, Innkeeper, St Patrick, Lower Minto.
[Ref E0109] Ecclestone, Mary, 32, born in the colony.
[Ref E0110] Ecclestone, Henry, 1, born in the colony.

### Note Also ....
Page 137…
[Ref E0272] Eggleston, John, 30, free by servitude, Lord Sidmouth, 1818, 7 years, Catholic, settler and innkeeper, Lower Minto.
[Ref E0273] Eggleston, Mary, 32, born in the colony.
[Ref E0274] Eggleston, Eliza, 15, born in the colony.
[Ref E0275] Eggleston, Edward, 13, born in the colony.
[Ref E0276] Eggleston, Jane, 11, born in the colony.
[Ref E0277] Eggleston, Isabella, 9, born in the colony.
[Ref E0278] Eggleston, Amelia, 7, born in the colony.
[Ref E0279] Eggleston, Richard, 4, born in the colony.
[Ref E0280] Eggleston, Henry, 2, born in the colony.
## Clearly this listing includes all the ‘Barnes’ step-children as well.

Iris Dunne on 7th November, 2018 wrote:

Convict Bound Indentures: John Eccleston, Tried 21 March 1818, Aged 24, Trade: Laborer

Certificate of Freedom No.084/3927 dated 23 June 1825, Ticket of Leave No.285/510
https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/searchhits_nocopy?id=65&Surname=Eccleston&Firstname=john&Alias=&Vessel=Lord Sidmouth&Year=&RecordType=&Citation=&Remarks=

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 3rd July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Lauren on 27th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 7th November, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 88. State Archives NSW, Bound Indentures (Series: NRS 12188; Item: [4/4006]; Microfiche: 641)& Convict Index (4/4423; Reel 601) (prev. Australian Joint

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au