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John Green

John Green, one of 150 convicts transported on the Hadlow, August 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Green
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hadlow
Departure date: August, 1818
Arrival date: 24th December, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts

References

Primary source: Doolondondoo Book Vol 1 Alcock family bible Surgeon Roylance's Journal starting page 46 The England and Wales, Criminal Registers 1791-1892 record a sentence of “Death” against a John Green UK Prison Hulk Register shows a John Green aged 20 being received on 29 May 1818 Surgeon Roylance diary from the ship Hadlow
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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Graeme McGown on 6th November, 2014 wrote:

The Doolondondoo John Green was born to William and Nancy Green (nee Hayley) at Webheath, Worcestershire on 2nd December 1789 and had been in the Colony for 70 years when he died in Lyttleton (Bemboka), New South Wales on 24 April, 1888. His death certificate states that he was 99 years” . Evidence from the Hulk and transportation records indicate that he was 20 when he left England and 21 on arrival which would make his date of birth 1798 rather than the 1789 recorded on his tombstone probably due to a simple transposition of the last two figures of his birth year. Contrary to a strong family oral history he was a “flax breaker” or “flax swingler” not a “horsebreaker”. This error was probably due to an error in reading early hand written documents by early researchers.
The England and Wales, Criminal Registers 1791-1892 record a sentence of “Death” against a John Green with the date of trial being “Lent 1818” at Warwickshire. (4) He was convicted of “sheepstealing” along with John Seeley and William Hawthorn.
By the time John Green had been transferred to the Prison Hulk Justitia on 29th May 1818 his sentence had been commuted to transportation for life. The UK Prison Hulk Register shows a John Green aged 20 being received on 29 May 1818. The “Offence” was listed as “Sheepstealing”, Sentence “Life” and prison number “25557”. He was further recorded as leaving the Justitia on 1 August 1818. This ties up with Surgeon Roylance’s diary which recorded that the Hadlow picked up prisoners from the Justitia on 1st August.
Over a period of time there appear to have been three hulks called the Justitia all of which were moored at Woolwich. John Green would have been on the Justitia (2) which was used between 1815-1831. Wikipedia has the history of the Justitia of this period as
“Vice Ad. Richard Onslow seized the Zeeland from the Dutch by at Plymouth on 4 March 1796. She was renamed Justitia in 1812 and broken up in 1830, when her name was transferred to Dolphin.”.
Note that there was another John Green listed at being in the Justitia as being aged 29. This John Green was Convicted of Burglary at Gloucester Assizes on 1st April and transported on 13 June 1818 about two weeks before John Green from Warwick. This would have been on the Convict ship Shipley. State records indicate his Ticket of Leave 27/58 and reported on the Convict Death Register 08/08/1829 At age 41 in Parish of Wilberforce.
Australian Convict and Transportation Registers of the Hadlow in Doolondondoo Book shows
1. John Green
2. Place of Sentencing – Warwick Assizes
3. Date of Sentencing – 28th March 1818
4. Sentence – Life
5. Home Address – Webneath Worcestershire
6. Occupation - Flax Breaker
7. Age 21
8. Height 5ft 6 inches
9. Complexion – Fair ruddy
10. Hair colour – black
11. Eye colour – hazel

Later additions to the indent included his Ticket of Leave number 27/50 and his Conditional Pardon number 379.

Convict Changes History

Graeme McGown on 6th November, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Doolondondoo Book Vol 1 Alcock family bible The England and Wales, Criminal Registers 1791-1892 record a sentence of “Death” against a John Green UK Prison Hulk Register shows a John Green aged 20 being received on 29 May 1818 Surgeon Roylance di

Graeme McGown on 9th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Graeme McGown on 9th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Graeme McGown on 9th November, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Doolondondoo Book Vol 1 Alcock family bible Surgeon Roylance's Journal starting page 46 The England and Wales, Criminal Registers 1791-1892 record a sentence of “Death” against a John Green UK Prison Hulk Register shows a John Green aged 20 being

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