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John Larkin

John Larkin, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Larkin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 16th September, 1862
Age: 45 years

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 7 years

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 6th June, 1835
Arrival date: 28th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 72
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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Denis Pember on 26th February, 2017 wrote:

John was tried and convicted twice for the crime of picking pockets.
Old Bailey Trial t18340904-14 (oldbaileyonline.org)
HENRY KIMBER and   JOHN LARKIN were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the property of   William Dadley , from his person .
WILLIAM DADLEY. I am a solicitor , and live in Church­row, Newington. On the morning of the 16th of July, I was standing at the end of  Farringdon­street and  Fleet­street , waiting for the carriages to pass ­ I suddenly felt something at my pocket ­ I immediately turned round and saw my handkerchief in the hands of Larkin, who was close to me on my left side ­ I took it from him, and took him into custody ­ I gave him to an officer afterwards ­ the other prisoner was standing behind me ­ a person was standing by my side, whom I requested to go after him and take him, which he did.
  WILLIAM HILDITCH . I live in Princes­street, Edgeware­road. At the time in question, I lived at Robinson’s, in Paternoster­row ­ I was at the corner of Fleet­street ­ I saw Kimber take the handkerchief from the prosecutor’s pocket, and hand it over to Larkin ­ Kimber was taken on the spot.
  WILLIAM McLENNAN (City policeman No. 4). I took the prisoners in charge ­ I have the handkerchief which I received from the prosecutor.(Property produced and sworn to.)
Kimber’s Defence. I know nothing of Larkin ­ I was never in his company.
Larkin’s Defence. I was passing up Farringdon­street. I stopped to let the coaches pass ­ that gentleman turned round, laid hold of me round my neck, and accused me of taking the handkerchief ­ the other gentleman came to the Compter, and said the property was found on me.
Confined for Six Months.

However, he did NOT learn his lesson only 9 months later:...
Old Bailey Trial t18350406-981 (oldbaileyonline.org)
JOHN LARKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of March, 1 pair of spectacles, value 10s., the goods of   William Head Johnson, from his person.
  EDWARD LANGLEY (police­constable L 148.) I saw the prisoner on the Surrey side of Blackfriars’­bridge, in company with another person whom I knew—I followed them to Cripplegate, where I saw the other person take something from the prosecutor’s pocket and give it to the prisoner, who put it into his right­hand pocket—I seized him, and he put his hand into his pocket, took out this pair of spectacles, and threw them down.
  WILLIAM HEAD JOHNSON . I live at Enfield—these are my spectacles—I had them safe half an hour before, in my coat pocket—the officer produced them to me.
GUILTY. Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2017 wrote:

In the colony, John married Mary Ann Lutherborrow, the widow of Paul Lutherborrow.  Mary Ann’s maiden name was Dalton.
Married at St Johns Church of England, Parramatta
Source: Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851’ [Database Online].
Granted by Rev. H.H. Bobart, 17 Dec 1841 at Parramatta:
John Larkin, 24, England (2), 7 years, ticket of leave.
Mary Ann Louthberry, 21, native of the colony, free.
Mary Ann and John had about 13 children.  There was also a step-son, Joseph Paul Lutherborrow.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th September, 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2017 made the following changes:


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