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John Fairlamb

John Fairlamb, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Fairlamb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1867
Age: 55 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Northumberland Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date: 17th January, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 320 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 146
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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Anonymous on 5th April, 2012 wrote:

25/11/1836: List of Runaways Apprehended: Fairlamb John, John Barry, Government, Port Macquarie.
15/2/1842: TOL - Port Macquarie.
15/2/1844: COF.
9/5/1851: Syd.Morning Herald: Notice to say that Alfred Leiven had let a portion of the estate of Campbell Hill, on Liverpool and Dog Trap Roads, County of Cumberland to John Fairlamb of Duck River, who is authorised to receive the rents and profits of the same.

13/5/1854: Syd.Morning Herald: TAKE NOTE - Any person or persons found cutting timber on Campbell’s Hill estate or on any of the lands belonging to Mr. John Fairlamb, of Duck River, or carrying any of the said timber away, or trespassing on the said land will be prosecuted according to the law, also all cattle and horses found running thereon will be impounded after 14 days from this notice. John Fairlamb, Duck River, May 13th.

3/11/1854: CAUTION: Take notice that any person or persons found cutting or carrying away any of the timber from off the farm at Banks’ Town, known as Mrs. Reibey’s farm or from the Campbell Hill estate, will be prosecuted at the utmost rigour of the law: a great quantity of timber having been stolen from the abovenamed estate.  John Fairlamb, Duck River, October, 24th, 1854.

27/11/1854: John Fairlamb was indicted on two separate charges of horse stealing, the first was a horse from Mr. Dunlop and the second from Mr. Meredith. The trial was postponed and bail denied.

24/2/1855: Syd. Morning Herald - John Fairlamb, an old man (he was 43) residing in Finnigan’s Bush on the Parramatta Road, found Guilty on 2 charges of horse stealing and sentence to 5 years hard labour on the Public Roads of the colony, both sentences to commence at the same time.

1857: TOL - Goulburn: Tried Parramatta 1855.

17/1/1860: Syd.Morning Herald - FIRE: Recently a fire took place in the Towrang Ranges, which burnt down 2 huts, one belonging to a person named Fairlamb and the other to William Archer.  The places are about 7 miles from Goulburn, and the men who occupied them were engaged in sawing and splitting.  The origin of the fire is involved in mystery.

John Fairlamb died in 1867 at the age of 55 at Goulburn.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 5th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1812-00-00, date of death 1867-00-00, gender m

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