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John Eckley, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th November, 1835
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 116
||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 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