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Francis Ewer, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||25th September, 1797
|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
1st January, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 180 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 377 (190)
||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 9th December, 2012 wrote:
Francis Ewer was 19 years old when indicted at the Old Bailey. He received a death sentence but was reprieved and sent to Sydney for life.
The son of Thomas and Jane Ewer, St. Sepulchre, London.
13/5/1820: Convict. Re deposition and statement of re case of American ship “General Gates” carrying off prisoners from New South Wales contrary to port regulations; deposition made on board “Dromedary” at New Zealand on 14 Apr.
13/1/1821: Received 25 lashes and transported for purloining a quantity of lead.
27/1/1821: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson”.
27/2/1822: To be removed to Port Macquarie having given himself up under the proclamation of Sir Thomas Brisbane.
27/2/1822: On lists of convict runaways removed to Port Macquarie per “Newcastle”.
10/12/1822: Prisoner at Port Macquarie to be forwarded to Sydney to give evidence at the Criminal Court.
17,19/12/1822: Summoned from Port Macquarie per “lady Nelson” to appear as a witness in a mujrder trial.
23/4/1823,9/5/1823: Re his confinement at the Convict Barracks.
21/8/1823: Absconded from Byron’s gang.
Described as: 5’8” tall, grey eyes, dark sandy hair, fair ruddy complexion.
7/7/1825: Absconded from Plumber’s Gang.
The 1825 General Muster shows Francis is again at Port Macquarie. No subsequent records of Francis have been found.
Maureen Withey on 28th December, 2019 wrote:
Francis Ewer, plumber, per Ocean 3, 5 feet 8 inches
high, fair ruddy complexion, pock-pitted, dark sandy
hair, grey eyes.
Sydney Gazette, 31 July 1819.
Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:
Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16 Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
Folio 6: Francis Ever, Convict, aged 20; disease or hurt, severe headache, vertigo, prostration of strength, anorexia and sickness of stomach. Taken ill, 19 September 1817. Dismissed cured 10 October 1817.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 9th December, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 25th September, 1797, gender, occupation, crime