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John Gray

John Gray, one of 311 convicts transported on the Barwell, September 1797

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gray
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 5th September, 1818
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Nottingham, Town of, Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Barwell
Departure date: September, 1797
Arrival date: 18th May, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 306 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 232
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

Joan Gray on 12th January, 2013 wrote:

John Gray and Elizabeth Killett were married at St. Johns Parramatta by the Rev. Samuel Marsden on the 26th July, 1803. V1803544 3A/1803 Witnesses were John Marshall and Eleanor Carty.  Their first child Elizabeth was Baptised by Rev. Marsden on the same day. Elizabeth died on the 22nd day of October 1875. They had 7 children:-
John died, drowned. His notice read, “Yesterday morning the body of John Gray, who was assistant to the Clerk of the Market was drowned in Mr. Fieldgates well. He was much respected as an old inhabitant of the Colony and has left behind a wife and seven children to lament his premature destiny.”

Convict Changes History

Joan Gray on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 5th September, 1818, occupation, crime

Joan Gray on 25th April, 2013 made the following changes:


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