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John Foot

John Foot, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Foot
Aliases: John Palmer Foot
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 9th May, 1844
Arrival date: 5th September, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 84
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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D Wong on 29th March, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOHN FOOT, EDWARD MORRIS, WILLIAM DABSTER, Theft > simple larceny, 12th June 1843.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory; Guilty >
Punishment: Transportation
JOHN FOOT, EDWARD MORRIS, and WILLIAM DABSTER, were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May, 4 metal cocks, value 6s., the goods of Simon Press.

FOOT*— GUILTY . Aged 14. (**Barossa 1844**)
MORRIS*— GUILTY . Aged 14.  (**Pestonjee Bomangee 1845**)
DABSTER*— GUILTY . Aged 17. (**Anson 1844**)
Transported for Seven Years.—Convict Ship.

John Foot was 15 years old on arrival in VDL.

John was 4’9 3/4” tall, fresh complexion, kbrown hair, hazel eyes, many tattoos on both arms, could read and write, single, protestant.

Father: Robert
Mother: Harriet
Brother: Robert Paddington.

Sent to Point Puer for 1 year.
12/10/1846: Emerged from Gang

12/6/1850: Free Certificate.

6/3/1862:Assault - fined £2
28/7/1862: Launceston - Disturbing the peace = fined £2
Same Date: Assault - fined £5

19/4/1867: Married Sarah Farthing, 34, at Launceston, John was 38,

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th March, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: John Palmer Foot, date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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