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John Lawler

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Lawler
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Ireland, King's County
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures; NSW 1837 General Muster and certificates.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 13th October, 2020 wrote:

The convict indentures state that John Lawler is 20 years old.  He could neither read or write; religion Roman Catholic; Status single and a native of County King’s County.  He was a farm labourer.  John was convicted of assault at King’s County on 4 January 1836 and sentenced to 7 years.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 6 1/2 inches; complexion brown and freckled; hair brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 127.  Prisoner number 36-1930. 
Received Ticket of Leave on 2 December 1840 (number 40/2685) in the Goulburn District.
Received Certificate of Freedom on 24 July 1844 (number 44/1102) in Goulburn.
NSW 1837 General Muster states that he was assigned to 1)Government Service in Bathurst and ii) James McArthur at Camden.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 13th October, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Annotated Printed Indentures; NSW 1837 General Muster and certificates. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Lawler, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1816, date of death:

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