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John Kemp, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 71 (37)
||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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Phil Hands on 25th April, 2018 wrote:
Tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 1st April 1818 for stealing 6lbs of ham, he was sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 19th july 1818.
Ship:- the ‘General Stewart’ sailed with 250 male convicts on board of which 4 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 31st December 1818.
Married free settler Sarah Hill in 1825 in the Hunter district of NSW
Sarah died on 5th October 1833 at Sydney age 24.
Old Bailey Trial Transcription.
Reference Number t18180401-177
707. JOHN KEMP was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , 6lbs. of ham, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Mason .
THOMAS MASON . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Kenton-street, Bloomsbury . The ham was taken from my shop on the 12th of March.
ROBERT TEASDALE . I am a headborough. I saw the prisoner take the ham out of the prosecutor’s window, between eight and nine o’clock at night - He reached round the door-post, and took it-two others were with him. I pursued, he dropped it, and ran off-the others also ran; I knew him before. Next morning I met him and secured him. I had seen him lurking about the shop.
THOMAS EVANS . I picked the ham up.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I know nothing of it.
GUILTY . Aged 18.
Transported for Seven Years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
Convict Changes History
Phil Hands on 25th April, 2018 made the following changes:
convicted at, gender: m, crime