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John Groves

John Groves, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Groves
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 329 (166)
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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Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 March 2020), January 1816, trial of JOHN GROVES (t18160110-34).
JOHN GROVES, Theft > grand larceny, 10th January 1816.
200. JOHN GROVES was indicted for stealing on the 23rd of December , six flannel waistcoats, value 24s. five pairs of gaiters, value 1s. and fifteen jackets, value 5l. the property of William Berry .

WILLIAM BERRY . I am an inn keeper ; I keep the Bell Inn , Warwick-lane. My flannel waistcoats were lost in going in a truss by my cart, driven by Gibson, in Jerrand Hall, Basing-lane, on Saturday the 23rd of December.

SAMUEL GIBSON . I lost this truss out of my cart; I believe in Christian-street, Spital fields .

SAMUEL DAWSON . My wife and I were going up Dorset-street, Spital Fields; as I turned round, I saw a young fellow run by me in velveteen breeches and jacket; and I saw the prisoner run down with the truss under his arm. I lost sight of him in the corner. I crossed, and the prisoner threw the truss down, and ran as fast as his legs could carry him. I was informed he was taken, and brought back. The prisoner is the man I saw with the truss.

THOMAS JEFFERIES. I was in Red Lion-street. I saw the bundle in the kennel, and took the prisones after running after him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY , aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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