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John Kerns

John Kerns, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Kerns
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 223 (112)
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

D Wong on 13th June, 2014 wrote:

3/7/1822 Old Bailey:
JOHN KERNS and CHARLES MARSH were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , at St. Mary, Islington, four silver salt cellars, value 20 s., and twelve silver spoons value 2 l., the goods of Philip William Thomas , in his dwelling-house. 

Charles Marsh was also on board Surrey.

KERNS’s Defence. Being short of work, I went to the New River to wash; I walked across the field into the road, got over a gate, and laid down in an oat field, and was taken by these men, who asked where the clothes were which I had stolen, and forty or fifty yards off some of the plate was found.
MARSH’S Defence. I went to seek for work in the country, and about two o’clock, finding myself tired and dirty, I went to the river to wash; I afterwards heard the cry, and ran across the field, as any one else would; I got over into the garden and went to sleep.

1830 TOL Hawkesbury

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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