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John Graham

John Graham, one of 206 convicts transported on the Ganges, August 1796

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Graham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th December, 1809
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ganges
Departure date: August, 1796
Arrival date: 2nd June, 1797
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 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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Anonymous on 21st June, 2011 wrote:

Date of crime December 14, 1795, trial date January 13, 1796 at the Old Bailey. Aged 21 years.

Charged with stealing a wooden cart value 10 pounds, 7 linen bags value 7s, and 651 pounds of thrown silk value 1195 pounds, property of James Lewis Desormeaux. Transportation 7 years.

Denis Pember on 13th April, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org)
## Part Transcript (t17960113-41) only:
Trial of JOHN GRAHAM GEORGE HOOKER JAMES CLEMENTS 13th January 1796..
JOHN GRAHAM, GEORGE HOOKER, JAMES CLEMENTS, Theft > grand larceny, Theft > animal theft, 13th January 1796.
98. JOHN GRAHAM , GEORGE HOOKER , and JAMES CLEMENTS , were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 14th of December , one wooden cart, value 10l. seven linen bags, value 7s, and six hundred and fifty-one pounds of thrown silk, value 1195l. the property of James Lewis Desormeaux.
Second Count. Laying the silk to be the property of Joseph Wilson.

### There follows several pages of witness accounts.

The three men were then found Guilty:
Graham, GUILTY, (Aged 21.)
Hooker, GUILTY, (Aged 28.)
Clements, GUILTY, (Aged 18.)
Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.
They were again indicted for stealing a black gelding, value 10l. the property of James Lewis Desormeaux , but no evidence was offered.
All three NOT GUILTY of this charge.

Denis Pember on 13th April, 2016 wrote:

John had been married prior to being sentenced, He had married Elizabeth Meinay in London.
Elizabeth accompanied him when he was transported on “Ganges”.
In the colony, they had 7 children I have traced so far:
Charles Henry 1798.
Elizabeth 1799; - she later married William Kearns, the son of Matthew Kearns (Convict, Neptune, 1790) and Ann Farrally (Convict, Sugar Cane, 1793).
Sarah 1801; - she later married Henry Doran (Convict, Agamemnon, 1820).
George 1803; - he later married Mary Wilson, the daughter of William Wilson (Came Free, Reliance, 1797) and Elizabeth Catherine Mooney (Convict, Mary Ann, 1791).
William 1804.
Mary 1806; - she later married David Maziere (Came Free, Skelton, 1823).
James 1808; - he lter married Mary Ann Warby, the daughter of John Warby (Convict, Pitt, 1792) and Sarah Bentley (Convict, Indispensible, 1796).

Iris Dunne on 30th April, 2018 wrote:

Australia Death Index Volume No.V18092448 2A in Sydney, NSW, Date 1809

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 13th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1774 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Iris Dunne on 30th April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 28th December, 1809 (prev. 1809)

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