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John House

John House, one of 175 convicts transported on the Morley, November 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John House
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: November, 1816
Arrival date: 10th April, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 176 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 309 (156)
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 16th January, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

368. JOHN HOUSE and CHARLOTTE WHITE-MAN were indicted, for feloniously assaulting James Bellamy , in the King’s highway, on the 10th of March , and for putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, four waistcoats, value 15s. a pair of pantaloons, value 3s. a handerchief, value 3s. and a five pound bank not e.

JAMES BELLAMY. On my return home between twelve and one o’clock on saturday evening, the day in the indictment, near the Bunch of Grapes, at Brompton . I met the prisoner Whiteman; she rushed up against me, and thrust her hand into my left hand breeches pocket. and took out a purse, containing a five pound bank of England note. I had not been walking with her at all. I told her she had robbed me, and immediately the other prisoner came up behind me and knocked me down. Getting up again he knocked me down, and did so two or three times. I had a bundle with me when she first came up to me in a silk handkerchief; it contained the articles in the indictment. When he knocked me down, the bundle fell and she threw it away. I then called the watchman, who took them both, and sent for another watchman, and then took them to the watch-house. I saw my bundle again in about five minutes after that. I never saw my note again.

ELIZABETH LINTON . I was at the Bunch of Grapes, at Brompton. The two prisoners had been drinking there that night, in company with each other; they went away at about half past eleven, together. After they went out, I heard a noise opposite our house; I looked out of the window, and saw the gentleman who was robbed, and the two prisoners. I heard the female prisoner talking to another woman whom she wanted to hide the bundle, and by what she said, I conceived she had the bundle in her possession; and she said, she had got the note. She wanted the other girl to run away with the bundle.

HOUSE, GUILTY , aged 32.

Transported for Fourteen Years .


Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbot.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 16th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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