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John Gardner

John Gardner, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gardner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1773
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 275 (139)
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

Rowena Anne Curtin on 19th July, 2019 wrote:

GARDENER, John. Per “Mangles”, 1820

1825 Feb 5

Petition for his family to be sent out at Government expense (Fiche 3285; 4/1112.1A p.109)
Source: http://colsec.records.nsw.gov.au/g/F21c_ga-gor-03.htm#P1450_42251

D Wong on 22nd July, 2019 wrote:

John Gardner was listed as 48 years old on arrival, he was 5’4¾” tall, black hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion.

27/6/1827: TOL - Allowed to remain in the District of Sydney 14/5/1827, Sydney Bench.
Altered for the District of Windsor on 26/7/1827.  Dated of birth listed as 1773.

Transported for ‘Receiving stolen wool’.

1833: TOL, Sydney.
30/8/1833: COF

26/1/1830: Permission to marry Mary Cockhead (Harmony 1827) Mary was 46 and on bond - John was 58 and had a TOL.

1830: Married at St. James’ Sydney.

Possible Death: 1849, aged 84 - NSW BDM

Maureen Withey on 15th March, 2021 wrote:

The following convicts were removed from our county Gaol on Tuesday last, and put board the Retribution hulk, at Sheerness, preparatory to their transportation to Botany Bay: Wm. Niblett,  for life; Edward Sheppard, Thomas Smith, and John Gardner, for fourteen years; and Samuel Antill, Wm. Flint, Joseph Herring, William Hill, Nathaniel Lusty and Henry Williams for seven years.
Cheltenham Chronicle, 16 Sep 1819.

Hulk Records. HO-9-7-1 page 44.
Received from Gloucester, 8 Sept 1819.

John Gardner, age 44, Rec. Stolen Goods, Tried at Gloucester,21 Aug 1819, 14 years,  Transpd. 15 Mar 1820

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1773 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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