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David Guest

David Guest, one of 200 convicts transported on the Lloyds, 19 August 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Guest
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lloyds
Departure date: 19th August, 1833
Arrival date: 18th December, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 210
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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Tony Beale on 4th May, 2021 wrote:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thu 12 Jan 1843 Page 3 FROM THE INTERIOR.
Theft op Tim Mail Bags,.-David Guest and Margaret Guest, his wife, have been apprehended on suspicion of having been connected with the above robbery : circumstances are much against them. mid there is
little doubt but-guill will bo brought hume to

Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1839 - 1843) Tue 11 Apr 1843 Page 2 Supreme Court.
Margaret Guest was charged with uttering a
forged note for £20, purporting to be a note of the Union Bank of Australia. By the evidence adduced, it appeared that the defendant, whose husband had been committed a short time previously, upon the charge of robbery, had presented the note to Mr. Lewen, of Windsor, in payment for some articles which she had purchased, and that on tracing her to her home a number of other notes were found in the husband’s possession. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, but some further evidence was adduced after the delivery of this verdict, which gave rise to an opinion that she must have been
influenced in this proceeding by her husband. The
jury accordingly recommended her to mercy upon
this ground, and his Honor, although he passed the sentence of transportation for life, allotted to offences of this nature, intimated to the prisoner that she should recommend the Governor to pardon her.
(Before his Honor Mr. Justice Stephen and a common jury.)
David Guest, a notoriously bad character, holding a ticket of leave for the Windsor district, was
found guilty of forging and uttering a £20 note, and was sentenced to be transported for life.

Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899 for David Guest Sydney Supreme Court Life 7/4/1843

Tasmania Libraries online tried Worcester Assizes 2/3/1833 life. Tried Sydney S C 7/4/1843 life. Trade listed as blacksmith and nailer 5’ 6” Stated on record was married with 2 children Roman catholic and could read. Stated re offences, passing forged notes, mail robbery, forgery of 20 and 5 pound notes and his wife was with him and acquitted. he went to Sydney on the Lloyds in 1833 for Highway robbery for life . Wife Margaret is in Sydney Free by servitude and came by George Hibbert

Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) Tue 1 Feb 1853 Page 5 THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 4th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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