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John Fielding

John Fielding, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Fielding
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 250
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

Tony Beale on 1st November, 2020 wrote:

Ann Ralph in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1829
Name: Ann Ralph
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1791
Age: 38
Arrival year: 1823
Arriving Vessel: Coromandel 3
Spouse Name: John Fielding ToL 27/357. Character good Trade weaver able to support a wife.
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1762
Spouse Age: 67
Spouse Arrival Year: 1820
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 7 Sep 1829
Application Place: Saint Johns Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. rev Samuel Marsden Sydney. She was a widow and he was a widower

D Wong on 1st November, 2020 wrote:

Manchester Mercury Lancashire, England
6 Jul 1819
John Fielding, charged with having in his possession at Manchester, three forged Bank of England notes for one pound each ; also with having procured twelve base half crowns and seven base shillings, with intent to utter the same.

John Fielding was listed as 58 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Lancashire.

John was 5’10½” tall, fair pale complexion, grey hair, hazel eyes.

John was assigned to work as a weaver at the Female Factory.

Colonial Secretary Index:
FIELDING, John. Per “Coromandel”, 1820

1820 Apr 10:  On list of convicts disembarked from the “Coromandel” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.333)

1821 Feb 1-10:  Evidence of (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.254)

1823 Jul 8:  Overseer of the Male Factory. Request for salary (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.21)

1823 Oct 10:  Re his salary as Warden at Male Factory Barracks (Reel 6057; 4/1768 p.140)

7/12/1826: Parramatta -Permission to marry Margaret Sellers (Friendship) she was 54 and on bond - John was 65 on bond—disallowed.

15/9/1829: Parramatta - Permission to marry Ann Ralph (Competitor) she was 38 and on bond - John was 67 and had TOL.

1829: Married at St. John’s, Parramatta.

27/6/1827: TOL Parramatta
10/9/1833: COF

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 1st November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1762 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 1st November, 2020 made the following changes:


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