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John Eckley

John Eckley, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Eckley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 15th November, 1835
Age: 43 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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Hereford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 116
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

D Wong on 15th November, 2016 wrote:

John Eckley was about 22 years old when transported for life.

John was 5’ 10” tall, dark ruddy complexion, black hair, hazel eyes.

14/5/1823: TOL - he was working as a labourer at Pennant Hills.

1828: Assigned to James Bellamy at Castle Hill, employed as a servant.

1831 the Commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company, Sir Edward Parry, questioned Eckley about
a robbery at Daniel Ivey’s house. In the past, Eckley had provided information about other robberies which
had led to the capture of the culprits.

John’s date of birth is given as C1792 but he is listed on the Convict Death Register as having died on 15/11/1835 aged 40, at Liverpool, NSW.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th November, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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