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King Ford

King Ford, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: King Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pig stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 168
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 26th October, 2018 wrote:

13/7/1839 The Ipswich Journal Suffolk, England:
King Ford, 33, was convicted of the charge of having stolen a black boar pig, the property of John Wyard, of Offton, was sentenced to be transported for life.

Ford King was 33 years old on arrival : Native Place: Somersetshire.

King was illiterate, protestant, married with 1 male child, 5’6¾” tall, ruddy and very slightly pockpitted, light brown hair, grey eyes, mole on back of neck, small hole on left side of chin, mole on left collar bone, another on centre of breast, scar on knuckle of little finger of right hand, scar back of left wrist, scar back of fore and middle fingers of left hand.

1847: TOL Parramatta

29/12/1847: TOL Scone.

26/2/1851 Sydney Morning Herald:
Horse Stealing. - Samuel Hollinsworth and King Ford were, on Monday, taken into custody, charged with stealing a horse, the property of one George William Halliday. Constable M’Cartney deposed that Mr. Halliday gave Hollinswotth into his custody for having in his possession a horse his property, and, in consequence of Hollinsworth’s statement, that be was employed by Ford to bring the horse to Sydney, he afterwards apprehended the latter.
Halliday deposed that the horse in question was his property, and was missed from the Canterbury bush about eighteen months ago, since which time he had not seen the animal until Monday, in the possession of Hollinsworth, who said he was employed by Ford to bring it to Sydney for sale.
Joseph Lapworth deposed, that he knew the horse was present when Halliday made the purchase about two years ago. George Foyles, residing in the neighbourhood of the prisoners (at the Punchbowl) deposed, that the horse had been running in his paddock for four months past, as the property of James Ford, who had represented that he purchased of a man named Wilson. It having been represented that Wilson had gone to Parramatta to procure evidence of the purchase by him, the case was remanded until Thursday.  No outcome found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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