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John Ewington

John Ewington, one of 279 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 03 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Ewington
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 3rd March, 1885
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 3rd October, 1838
Arrival date: 24th January, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 277 other convicts

References

Primary source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/15. Old Bailey - online. Ancestry. Archives Office of Tasmania, Conduct Record (CON31-1-12)& Description List (CON18-1-8, page 460)& Departures (POL220/1/2 p180, ID Name_Indexes:547397). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 341 (172)
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

Katherine Hawes on 13th November, 2012 wrote:

Married Ann Keep (nee Simmons)
Buried Sassafras Cemetery Tasmania

Iris Dunne on 25th August, 2019 wrote:

Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Theft: animal theft
14th May 1838
1174. JOHN EWINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of May, 3 fowls, price 4s. 6d.; the property of Samuel Strong; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

SAMUEL STRONG . I live at Monkton Hadley, Middlesex, and have a small farm. On Wednesday night, the 2nd of May, my fowls were locked up—on the 3rd of May I missed eight fowls, three of which have been recovered—I saw them before the Magistrate, and know them to be mine—the prisoner was a stranger.

JOHN PESTILL . I live with Mr. Strong. On the 2nd of May I put the fowls into the hen-roost and locked the door, which is in the yard—I went there again about half-past five o’clock in the morning, and found the door broken open, and missed eight fowls—the policeman showed me three afterwards, which I know to be master’s—the rest are lost—I do not know the prisoner.

JOHN WAKENELL . I am a policeman. I fell in with the prisoner on the 3rd of May, at Whetstone, about two and a half miles from the prosecutor’s, about three o’clock in the morning—he had something under his clothes—I asked what it was—he said he had nothing—I said he had—he then said it was victuals—I wished him to show it me—he felt his clothes, and said he could not get it out—I said” I must have it out”—a scuffle ensued, and we both fell to the ground—he bit my hand, and at last I lost my

hold, and he ran away with a large stick which I carry—when I came near him he swore he would knock me down, and gave me a tremendous blow on the head—I closed on him, and struggled with him—I called a wagoner to my assistance, but when he came the prisoner knew him, and he endeavoured to get him from me, but another person came up and assisted me—I took him to the station-house, and on going back, found two fowls where we had been scuttling, and one I found in his pocket—they were warm, as if recently killed—he whispered to the wagoner, and called him by his name—I snowed the fowls to Pestill.

HENRY BAILEY . I assisted Wakenell in handcuffing the prisoner, as he resisted.

THOMAS AUSTIN. I am a policeman. I went to Mr. Strong’s premises with the prisoner’s shoes, and compared them with footmarks about eight yards from the premises—they tallied in all respects.

Prisoner. He said there were more nails in my shoes than in the marks. Witness. There were no nails in them—they corresponded exactly—the nails had been worn out.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was going to Highgate that morning, and at the bottom of the hill I went behind a heap of gravel, and saw the fowls lying in a ditch—I picked them up—they felt warm—I put one into my pocket, and the other two inside my jacket, and buttoned it up.

JOHN LEGO . I am a turnkey of Hertford jail. I produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction, which I obtained from the clerk of the peace—(read)—he is the man who was convicted.

GUILTY —Aged 21. Transported for Fourteen Years.

Before Mr. Justice Patteson.
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18380514-1174

Prison Hulk ship Gosport moored at York, Received 4 June 1838

Conduct Record: Tried 14 May 1838, Transported for Larceny & former conviction, Stated the offence of stealing fowls, once for a bag 28 days, Single, Recommended for C.Pardon 12.1.47
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-12,215,109,F,60

Description List: Trade Laborer, aged 22
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-8,299,247,F,60

Ticket of Leave 15th May 1845
Conditional Pardon 31st December 1846

Cemetery Index: Sassafras Uniting Cemetery, Latrobe, Tasmania, aged 70, Death 3 March 1885

Iris Dunne on 25th August, 2019 wrote:

Departed Launceston 28 September 1852 on ship Yarra Yarra bound to Melbourne, Free by Servitude

Convict Changes History

Sally Rickman on 24th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 25th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/15. Old Bailey - online. Ancestry. Archives Office of Tasmania, Conduct Record (CON31-1-12)& Description List (CON18-1-8, page 460). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11,

Iris Dunne on 25th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/15. Old Bailey - online. Ancestry. Archives Office of Tasmania, Conduct Record (CON31-1-12)& Description List (CON18-1-8, page 460)& Departures (POL220/1/2 p180, ID Name_Indexes:547397). Australian Joint Copying Projec

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