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John Evans

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 21st September, 1839
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Kings County
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd March, 1829
Arrival date: 20th June, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for John Evans Bound Indentures 1829
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Community Contributions

Tony Beale on 4th August, 2021 wrote:

From Kings County Ireland, Married with 2 children catholic who could read and write. No previous convictions 5’ 8 1/2” ruddy fair complexion brown hair dark grey eyes. Assigned to W Scott Sydney
Note on indent: C35/1579 and died at Norfolk Island 21/9/1839 per letter 39/10752

Tony Beale on 4th August, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1835 No 35/443

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) Tue 7 Feb 1837 Page 2 LAW.
John Evans and Mary Matthews stood indicted for
burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Mr. Wm. Barnett, of George-street, Sydney, on the night of the 7th of November last.
William Barnett deposed, that about Nine o’clock
in the evening of the 7th of November, he having
previously closed and secured his shop, and put the key in his pocket) went to the Theatre; the prisoners were in his service, the man a free hired servant and the woman a convict assigned to him, and left them in the kitchen in charge of the premises during his absence; witness was called out of the Theatre, and informed that some persons had effected an entrance into his shop; he had not missed anything from his shop; it was fastened on his return in the same manner that he had left it.
Mrs. Rose, sworn.—I and my husband occupy
apartments in Mr. Barnett’s house; on the 7th of
November we were out, and on returning between
Nine and Ten o’clock, Mr. Rose knocked for several minutes at the private door of the house, when, no one appearing to open it, Mr. Rose was obliged to get over the yard-gate to admit me; I went into the kitchen across the yard, and found only the children, who were asleep. On entering the house I went into the back-parlour, and saw there was a light in the
shop, and that the two prisoners at the bar, Mr.
Barnett’s servants, were there; Mr. Rose called the man, who shortly afterwards came; I heard the door of the shop closed and locked; Mr. Rose sent the man on an errand, and while he was gone went himself to the Theatre to inform Mr.  Barnett of the circumstances; I saw the shop door wide open.
Mr. Rose corroborated the evidence of this witness.
Guilty. Sentence of Death recorded against both
prisoners, which his Honor would recommend should be commuted to Fourteen Years Transportation.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 Died Norfolk Island 21/9/1839

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 4th August, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 for John Evans Bound Indentures 1829 (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Evans, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1806, date of death:

Tony Beale on 4th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 21st September, 1839 (prev. 0000)

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