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John Johnston

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Johnston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Gunsmith
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 Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Antrim Court (Ireland)
Sentence term: Life
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. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 3. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 4. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 5. NSW Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster A-L 1825
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Dianne Jones on 14th June, 2020 wrote:

1819: John Johnston received life for having in his possession forged documents. He was convicted at Antrim, in Summer 1819; aged 26 (NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849).

1820, 12 May: One of several prisoners “single ironed”, as reported by the ship’s surgeon superintendent, Robert Espie, in his journal (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, 14 June: John Johnston received 40 lashes for his part in an alleged attempted mutiny, as reported by the ship’s surgeon superintendent, Robert Espie (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, 21 August: John Johnston was “unironed”, as reported by Robert Espie (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, September: John Johnston per Dorothy, arrived Sep 1820, convicted at Antrim, August 1819, life (see NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834).

1820/21: John Johnston, convicted Antrim, summer 1819, life, native of County Antrim, general stockman, 27, 5’7 ½”, sallow, brown hair, hazel eyes (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821).

Dianne Jones on 14th June, 2020 wrote:

1825: John Johnston, general servant to Charles McLean, of Sydney (see NSW Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster A-L 1825).

1835-38: #345 John Johnston, per Dorothy, Ticket of Leave (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859, NSW Pardons (also TASMANIA) 1834-1838).

1837, 28 February: #205 John Johnston, per Dorothy, Ticket of Leave (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859,NSW Pardons 1838-1841).

1840, 20 January: John Johnston per Dorothy, Ticket of Leave no 40/239, in lieu of ToL granted 28 Feb 1837; allowed to remain in the District of Patricks Plains, dated Sep 1839 (see NSW Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869).

Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2020 wrote:

1837, 12 April: Williams River - he is a gunstocker, age 44, from Co. Antrim; 5ft 7 in, sallow complexion, grey hair, hazel eyes; absconded from Thomas Holmes 1st March (see http://www.jenwillets.com.au).

1837, 3 May: Williams River - apprehended after absconding from Thomas Holmes (see http://www.jenwillets.com.au).

1837, 13 May: Ticket of leave cancelled for drunkenness and preferring false charges against his master (see http://www.jenwillets.com.au)

Dianne Jones on 15th June, 2020 wrote:

MY ERROR: The correct URL is http://www.jenwilletts.com

Dianne Jones on 27th June, 2020 wrote:

1820, 1 February: Committed by the Government/admitted to Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin; listed as “A convict from the County Antrim”.

1820, 15 April: He was “sent on board the convict ship” for transportation (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Dianne Jones on 28th June, 2020 wrote:

Occupation: Gunstocker [option not listed] (see Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry)

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 14th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 3. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 4. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-

Dianne Jones on 14th June, 2020 made the following changes:

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

Dianne Jones on 28th June, 2020 made the following changes:

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