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John Grant

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Grant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1866
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: Clomnell Tipperary Ireland
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Providence
Departure date: 10th December, 1810
Arrival date: 2nd July, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 88 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 6th July, 2012 wrote:

John Grant was 18 years old and arrived on the ‘Providence 1’ on 2/7/1811.  He was assigned to Dr William Redfern, who had been deported to Australia.  Redfern put John Grant in charge of his farm at Campbelltown and for the next two years felled trees and cleared the land.

10/1/1814: John married Jane O’Brien in st. Phillip’s Church of England.  When a catholic priest arrived in 1820 they remarried in the Catholic Church.

1820: Grant was made a Constable of the Campbelltown District.  He also bought his own land, 60 acres at Liverpool.
1821: Took up his allotment of fifty acres at Hartley, a property he called ‘Moyne’ at this time he owned 9 head of cattle, 180 sheep and 34 hogs and 1 horse.

1823: Death of his wife Jane.  She died at Bathurst but is buried on the family property in the Vale of Clwydd.  He was left with three children., Jeremiah, Mary and Eleanor.

1833: Married Elizabeth West and had 9 children.
He spent his remaining years between Hartley and Merriganowry around Lachlan flats.  On one of these trips in 1862 he had an accident near Carcoar, that left him and invalid until his death. 

He died on 13th February, 1866 and he was supposedly the richest Catholic man in Australia.

David Sheaves on 25th February, 2017 wrote:

Descendant Mrs L Wales, Killarney Vale, NSW

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 6th July, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, convicted at 883, crime 18, firstname John, surname Grant

Anonymous on 6th July, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, convicted at 883, crime 18, firstname John, surname Grant, date of birth 1792-00-00, date of death 1866-00-00, gender m

David Sheaves on 25th February, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://www.megalongcc.com.au/Ambermere/john_grant__moyne_farm_coxs_roa.htm (prev. ), occupation

Jim Grant on 23rd June, 2018 made the following changes:


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