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John King

John King, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 200
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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Maureen Withey on 16th December, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 December 2019), July 1814, trial of JOHN KING (t18140706-50).
JOHN KING, Theft > grand larceny, 6th July 1814.

611. JOHN KING was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 25th of May , a wrapper, value 1 s. twenty-two yards of kerseymere, value 5 l. 10 s. nine yards of cambric muslin, value 1 l. 5 s. 9 d. and fifty-six yards of cotton, value 1 l. 10 s. the property of Alexander Scholefield .

JOHN SMART . I am a carman. I drive Mr. Scholefield’s cart, at the George inn. I was taking out a truss to go to Mr. Denbigh’s, Monument yard; the truss weighed an hundred and a half, and just as my back was turned, this other truss was taken out of my cart. I was not absent above three minutes. I am certain the truss was in the cart when I took the other out; it was the last thing I saw.

THOMAS MOODY . I am a post-boy. I saw Smart take a pack out of the cart into Monument yard; I saw after that, two men at the cart; one in the cart, the other standing on the ground. I suspected they were robbing the cart. The man in the cart helped a truss on the shoulder of the other man on the ground. I was convinced they were thieving the truss. I followed the man with the truss, and brought him back to the cart again, and delivered him and the pack in the charge of Smart. The prisoner is the man, and this is the pack. I told the prisoner he did not belong to the cart. The cart stands in the same yard that my chaise does.

GEORGE GLOVER. I am a pork butcher, in Leadenhall-market. On the 25th of May, I was coming up Fish-street-hill, I saw the post boyseize the prisoner with the pack on his shoulder; he said, where are you going with that pack; he said, to deliver it. to be sure. The carman came up; he gave him in charge of the carman.

MR. MAXWELL. I saw the prisoner take the truss out of the cart; the post-boy and I seized him both together.

DAVID CHANDLER . I am an officer. I produce the pack, I took the prisoner into custody.

Smart. I am sure that is the same pack I had in my cart.

Prisoner’s Defence. A man said, my lad, take this truss for me into Monument-yard, and when I got into Monument-yard I was laid hold of. I told the man that laid hold of me, there was the man that I was carrying it for; that man ran away. The post-boy said he saw him give it me and run away.

GUILTY , aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p46
John King, arrived in New South Wales per Baring.  He arrived in VDL on the Emu.
His name is on a List of 31 Mechanics and Labourers to be embarked on H,M C. Brig Emu for the Service of the Government at Port Dalrymple in Van Diemen’s Land, 30 October 1815.
No 5. John King, carpenter, Baring, convicted at London, July 1814, sentence, seven years.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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