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John Kealer

John Kealer, one of 130 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 23 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Kealer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: Burglary
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 23rd November, 1824
Arrival date: 18th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 129 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 232
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

Anonymous on 31st August, 2012 wrote:

John Kealer was 17 years old when indicted for stealing 1 waistcoat value £1, 1 pair of trousers value 30s., and 1 boys’ dress value 30s., the property of John Holmes, at St. Giles in the Fields.

John’s conduct record is vast and long with punishments of lashes, cell on bread & water and treadmills.

John worked as a cook for the chain gains for part of his sentence.

April 1835: TOL
1845 COF.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 31st August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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