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John Gleeson

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gleeson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 21st March, 1824
Age: 24 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 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
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 279 (141)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd August, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856

Name;  John Gleeson
Ship: Mangles (1)
No; 248
Where and by whom convicted.  Sydney Bench
Sentence: Renewal of original sentence
Date of Conviction; 12 June 1822

Noted against his name; Died 21 March 1824.
Australian Convict Transportation Registers -  Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868

Name: John Gleeson
Vessel: Mangles
Convicted Date: 15 Sep 1819. Voyage Date: 29 Mar 1820
Colony: New South Wales. Place of Conviction: Middlesex, England
Sentence; 14 years
Old Bailey Online

1125. SAMUEL DELL , DANIEL DONOVAN , WILLIAM WOOD , DANIEL ARNETT , THOMAS OWEN , JOHN SIMPSON , BENJAMIN GINN , CHARLES KING , JOHN BRADLEY , JOHN GLEESON , JOHN PRITCHARD , WILLIAM BROWN , SAMUEL SHEPHERD , RICHARD BRUIN , JAMES BANTENI , and WILLIAM GILBERT were severally, and separately indicted for feloniously having in their custody and possession, forged Bank of England notes, they well knowing them to be forged .

To which indictments the prisoners severally pleaded


Transported for Fourteen Years .

Before Messrs. Baron Graham and Justice Best.
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name: John Gleeson
Age: 19. Estimated birth year: abt 1800
Date of conviction: 15 Sep 1819
Place of Conviction: Middlesex
Vessel: Mangles (1)
1821 - 8 Jan. Event Description: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Prince Leopold”
Convicted by whom; Bench Magistrate.
Where; Sydney.
When; January 2nd, 1821.
Sentenced to Newcastle; 1 year
Trade: Labourer. Ship Mangles
Original sentence Where; Old Bailey.
Original sentence When: 15 September 1819
Original sentence; 14 years
1821 - Dec 1821. Event Description: On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle
No of Lashes; 50
Nature of Offence; Cutting their Irons at the Limeburners
1822 - 13 Jul. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Event Description: On list of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson”
1824 - 21 March. Died
1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849
New South Wales. 1825. Remarks; Died at Port Macquarie

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st March, 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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