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John Gardner, one of 158 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 July 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
25th July, 1827
30th November, 1827
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 158 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 240
||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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Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2021 wrote:
Tasmanian Conduct Record.
No 515. John Gardner. Transported for Burglary, Tried 5 April 1827, Life.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 18 April 2021), April 1827, trial of JOHN GARDNER (t18270405-18).
JOHN GARDNER, Theft > burglary, 5th April 1827.
SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, APRIL 6.
Second Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.
771. JOHN GARDNER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Henry Blay, about the hour of nine in the night of the 27th of February , at St. Anne, Westminster, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 4 watches, value 23l. , the goods of the said Henry Blay .
HENRY BLAY. I am a jeweller , and live at No. 6, Princes-street, Leicester-square, in the parish of St. Anne, Westminster ; I rent the house. On the 27th of February, about half-past nine o’clock at night, I was at work in my shop, and heard glass break; I jumped up immediately, and seeing a hand in my window, taking watches, I called Stop thief! four watches hung together - two of them were dropped; the prisoner was secured in less than a minute and a half, without getting out of my sight - I saw him drop one watch, and saw the other found in the knee of his trousers; the other two were picked up outside the window; he looked me hard in the face, and said he had done nothing - at that time I saw him shoving the watch down his knee. Here are the watches - they are mine, and worth 23l. - they were all safe just before, and the window quite whole; the one found upon him is worth 9l. 7s.
CORNELIUS O’BRIEN . I am an officer. I was on the spot, heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running - Blay was following him; I saw him secured, and the watches found; I found one in the knee of his trousers.
Prisoner’s Defence. They accuse me of taking four watches, but only one was found on me.
GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m