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John Fullagher

John Fullagher, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Fullagher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 7th August, 1875
Age: 90 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 425 (212)
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

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

John was charged with larceny as a Servant; March 29 1809, at Kent, aged 23. He was convicted and sentenced to Death. This sentence was later commuted to one of Transportation for Life.

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

In the colony, John married Esther Latham (or Leadham) (Convict, Wanstead, 1814). They married in 1817 At Sydney.
They appear to have had 6 or perhaps 7 children.

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref F1477] Fulligan, John, 35, conditional pardon, Anne, 1810, life, Protestant, tailor, Parramatta
Fulligan, Esther, 36, free by servitude, Wanstead, 1814, 7 years, Protestant
Fulligan, William, 12, born in the colony’
Fulligan, Sarah, 9, born in the colony
Fulligan, Mary, 4, born in the colony
Fulligan, John, 2, born in the colony

katherine O'neill on 9th April, 2020 wrote:

john was listed in the Convict musters 27th March,1809.Reel 693
he may have had a ticket of leave in 1815.
He is listed as having a conditional pardon on the 31st Jan 1816.reel no 744 page 100.
he was granted land in 1816,page 27,fiche no 3266.

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2021 wrote:

Thursday se’ennight the following Convicts were removed from the County Gaol, Maidstone, under a strong guard to Portsmouth, and there put board the Hulks, and to remain till a Transport is prepared for their conveyance to New South Wales, viz. Edward Gallaher, James Ughlohhan, John Skynner, Edward Gaynor, John Mackey, David Brown alias George Busbridge, John Fullager, John Cole, George Smith, James Pettilt, James Gore, Jeremiah Bever, Samuel Dykes, John Norris, Dennis Collins, Thomas Litton, and William Baker. 
Kentish Weekly Post, 12 May 1809.

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2021 wrote:

Lent Assizes Maidstone.
John Fullagar, 24, for stealing the dwelling-house of Corke, Staplehurst, two watches and other articles. 
Kentish Gazette, 31 March 1809.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th August, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

katherine O'neill on 9th April, 2020 made the following changes:


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