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John Green

John Green, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fame, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Green
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 9th February, 1869
Age: 69 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 Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fame
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 8th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 284
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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Heather Stevens on 3rd May, 2022 wrote:

John Green was born about 1800 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.

John Green was convicted at the Lancaster Assizes on 23 March 1816 and received a sentence of Transportation for Life. He was charged with stealing a case of surgical instruments belonging to Thomas Moore of Preston. He was sentenced to death and reprieved to Transportation for Life.

John Green was transported on the “Fame” which sailed from Spithead in England on 9 October 1816 and arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 8 March 1817.

The convict indent recorded the following: his native place was Lancaster, occupation gardener, age 17, height, 5ft 6in, sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. Ticket of leave 32/491, Conditional Pardon 41/203.

John received a colonial conviction for sheep stealing and was sentenced to Port Macquarie for a period of time and then returned to the Hawkesbury.

In the 1828 Census John Green was listed as a government servant, age 29, Catholic, labourer to James Turnbull at Portland Head.

John was granted a ticket of leave in 1832 for the district of Portland Head.

He married Sarah Dorrington, daughter of John Dorrington (“William & Ann” 1791) and Jane Gittens, on 26 Apr 1834 at Pitt Town, New South Wales. The register of St James church, Pitt Town recorded that they were both of the Parish of Sackville Reach, and they were married by banns by M D Meares with consent of His Excellency the Governor.

John and Sarah had several children.

He received a Conditional Pardon in 1841.

John Green died on 19 February 1869 in Sackville Reach, New South Wales.

He was buried in St Thomas Cemetery, Sackville Reach, New South Wales.

Convict Changes History

Heather Stevens on 3rd May, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th February, 1869 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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