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John Knight

John Knight, one of 170 convicts transported on the Glory, May 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Knight
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Glory
Departure date: May, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 36
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th October, 2021 wrote:

1 of 28 Convicts, who having effected their Escape form Port Macquarie. Forwarded on “Brig Woodlark’ to Hobart Town. To serve the remainder of their Original or Colonial Sentence at Macquarie Harbour.
No; 25. Name; John Knight
Ship Arrived by; Glory
Convicted; Bench Sydney - 20 Sept 1823
Sentence to Port Macquarie. Remainder of Original Sentence
Trade; Sawyer
Original Sentence; London - 3 Dec 1817 - Life

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th October, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey On-Line

Born; 1800

tried; 3 Dec 1817. Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of burglary (burglarously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Phillips , about twelve o’clock in the night of the 9th of November, in the parish of St. George, Bloomsbury, with intent to steal, and burglarously stealing therein, one umbrella, value 5s., his property; six coats, value 10l.; three waistcoats, value 1l.; three pair of pantaloons, value 2l.; three pair of boots, value 2l.; one silver mug, value 2l.; 10 silver spoons, value 5l.; two punch ladles, value 10s.; and one tea caddy, value 10s.).

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th October, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), crime

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