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John Harvey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Harvey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
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 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls…1790-1849 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar-1820 29 Sep 4. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 5. Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, 2 Dec 1824, p1 6. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Special Bundles, 1794-1825 7. Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, 3 Feb 1825 p3 8. NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance and Description Bo
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Dianne Jones on 6th June, 2020 wrote:

CONVICTED: February 1820
WHERE: Dublin City
CRIME: Felony of seal skin caps (see NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849)
NATIVE PLACE: Dublin
AGE at transportation: 20 (born 1800) (see NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849)

OTHER:
1820: John Harvey, 20, felony of seal skin caps, 7 years (see Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849, 1820 Dorothy).

1820, 19 September: John Harvey, labourer, 20, 5’10”, ruddy complexion and freckles, dark brown hair, hazel eyes (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821).

1820, 18 May: John Harvey double ironed for disorderly conduct, as reported by ship’s surgeon Robert Espie (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, 31 May: Handcuffed together – John Harvey and Luke Corcoran – as reported by Robert Espie (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, 19 June: 19 lashes for disorderly conduct, as reported by Robert Espie (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, 20 July: “Unironed”, as reported by Robert Espie (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820: John Harvey per Dorothy (see NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834).

Dianne Jones on 6th June, 2020 wrote:

1824, 30 November: On list of prisoners who have absented themselves – John Harvey, Dorothy, 24, Dublin, 5 feet 10 inches, dark brown eyes, dark brown hair, ruddy complexion, H G Douglass Esq’s Clearing Party (see Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, 2 Dec, p1).

1824, 7 December: John Harvey, assigned to Dr Douglass’ clearing party, is on a return of punishments ordered and inflicted at Campbelltown Court. He is described as a “runaway with great idleness before he left”; punishment 75 lashes (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Special Bundles, 1794-1825).

1825, 3 February: “John Harvey, prisoner of the crown, was brought up charged with having been detected with his arm through a hole in the window of Mr. Wright, a publican, and in the act of drawing a decanter therefrom. The prisoner was sentenced to the tread-mill for 14 days, and then to be returned to Government labour” (see Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, p3).

1825: General servant to HG Douglass, Cow Pastures, Cawdor (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, General muster).

1826, 9 December: “John Harvey and John Hugh, both prisoners, but in the service of the Lieutenant Governor, were discovered by Mr Frazer, the Colonial Botanist, on the evening of Tuesday last, between the hours of 9 and 10, carrying about 3 cwt of hay from the Government Domain… The prisoners were sentenced 14 days to the tread-mill, and then to be returned to their service” (see Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, p3).

1827, 15 February: Granted Certificate of Freedom, 26, 5’10 ¾”, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes (see NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867, Registers 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833).

1828, 23 July: Admitted from the General Sessions, Sydney, on charge of assault, acquitted and released 27 July (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance Book Sydney 1825-1832).

1828, 31 December: Second Certificate of Freedom, first returned mutilated (see NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12210) Butts 1828 December All Records).

Dianne Jones on 6th June, 2020 wrote:

1833, 20 April: Admitted Sydney gaol, John Harvey, Prisoner #918, free; admitted for trial and bail £10 or two sureties of £5 each; discharged in court on 30 April (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance and Description Book Sydney 1834-1838).

1833, 2 May: “John Harvey was indicted for an assault. No prosecution. Discharged.” (see Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, p3: Court of Quarter Sessions)

1833, 12 October: John Harvey, prisoner #1219, admitted from Penrith for the Superintendent of Convicts’ disposal; sent to Hyde Park barracks, Sydney on 14 October (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Description Book Parramatta 1833).
1833/34: Prisoner #757, Parramatta gaol, John Harvey per Dorothy, 34yo (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance Book Parramatta 1833-1834).

1834, 9 October: “John Harvey and Thomas Smith, prisoners of the Crown attached to the Water Police, were brought up on suspicion of stealing [shirts]… The men were discharged for the want of sufficient proof…” (Sydney Herald, p2: Police incidents)

1835, 7 January: “John Harvey, 7 years, assigned to a person who employed him in working as a boat-man, was charged by his master, with having yesterday absented himself for one hour and a half from the boat, and that he brought the complaint against the prisoner with a view of getting him off his hands, as he was entirely useless. [Harvey sentenced to] twenty-one days to the treadmill, and to be returned to Government.—(This man is so utterly worthless, that his master is glad to forego all profit of his labour to get rid of him; yet his insubordination and idleness are punished with the less degrading of the two punishments in use, when for offences much less heinous than this (for we consider it one of the worst) men are daily punished with the more degrading sentence.-ED.”) (Sydney Monitor, p2)

1841, 17 December: Permission granted for marriage of John Harvey, 41, free, and Catherine Murray, 19, per “Isabella 5”, bond, 10 years (see NSW Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851, Granted 1841).

1841, 17 December: Marriage registration for John Harvey and Catherine Murray (b1826, d1911) at Mulgoa, NSW (see NSW BDM # 404/1841 V1841404 25C). Catherine Murray Harvey remarried in 1849, suggesting John Harvey may have died between 1841 and 1849.

Note: No verifiable record located to date of a date of death for John Harvey.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 6th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls…1790-1849 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar-1820 29 Sep 4. NSW Settler

Dianne Jones on 6th June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls…1790-1849 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar-1820 29 Sep 4. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 5. Sydne

Dianne Jones on 6th June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls…1790-1849 2. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 3. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar-1820 29 Sep 4. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 5. Sydne

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