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John Herring

John Herring, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Herring
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 297 (150)
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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Community Contributions

Lynne brown on 30th October, 2011 wrote:

Sometime between arriving is Sydney and getting married to Elizabeth Hughes in Bathurst in 1831 he add the surname Buckingham, thus becoming John Herring Buckingham

John Stevens on 29th July, 2017 wrote:

There were two John Herrings.who came out on the Agamennon.John Herring shoemaker was convicted of larceny on the 1st November 1817.He was described as about 17 putting his d.o.b.as 1800.The second John Herring was convicted in April 1817 and was assigned the same day as John Herring shoemaker on arrival in Australia in 1820.John 1 went to the Parramatta Lumbar yards while John 2 was sent to Emu plains.John 1 probably had to change his name to Buckingham to avoid being confused with John 2.To make the matter more confusing John Herring arrived on the Adamant in 1821 and another John Herring came out in 1817.All to NSW.

Convict Changes History

Lynne brown on 30th October, 2011 made the following changes:

gender m

Lynne brown on 31st August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), occupation

John Stevens on 29th July, 2017 made the following changes:


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