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John Jennings

John Jennings, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Jennings
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 19th April, 1902
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 403 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 262. Convict Printed Indentures; Description book, Parramatta; Old Bailey records; Marriage records and Government Gazettes.
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

Wendy Smith on 11th October, 2019 wrote:

Printed Indentures state that John Jennings was 19 years old; could read and write; religion Protestant.  Was a native of Staffordshire (Burton-on-Trent, Stafford and occupation as groom.  He was convicted of stealing from his master at Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) and sentenced to 14 years on 21 September 1835.  Physical attributes Height 5 feet 3 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy; Hair Brown and Eyes Hazel.  Prisoner number 36-1448 and transport number 39.
The proceedings of the Old Bailey state that he was indicted for stealing on 23 August 1835 9 half crowns; 30 shillings and 15 half shillings form the monies of Horatio Nathaniel Phillips and that he had been before convicted of felony.  Horatio Nathaniel Phillips kept Swan public-house Hungerford Markets, London.  John Jennings defence was that this money was an inheritance from his uncle in Dublin.
Ticket of leave issued on 11 October 1843.  Number 43/2479 on recommendation of Queanbeyan Bench, June 1843.  Conditional Pardon issued in September 1849.
John Jennings is entered in the Parramatta Description book in 1840.  Reason unknown. 
Married Bridget Reilly (Riley) in 1844.  Bridget was born in Sydney in 1826 and died on 20 September 1888.  John Jennings died on 19 April 1902 in Young.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 11th October, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 262. Convict Printed Indentures; Description book, Parramatta; Old Bailey records; Marriage records and Government Gazettes. (prev. Australian Joint

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