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John Leach

John Leach, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Leach
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Calcutta
Departure date: February, 1803
Arrival date: 4th October, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 340. Tasmanian Archives, convict records. https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au Old Bailey court record https://www.oldbaileyonline.org
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

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 wrote:

John/William LEACH was convicted at the Middlesex G.D., London on 1 July 1801 for stealing a copper pot- 7 yr transportation sentence.
Aged 27 yrs (ref. court record)
Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ship ‘Calcutta’ departing April 1803 then transferred on to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).
Record of ship arriving at VDL with John Leach onboard.

Full Conduct Record not found on main search either under “John” or “William” Leach. There are several other convicts in the colony around that time with the same name, including the infamous John Leach who was found guilty of beating his wife to death and summarily executed in 1829. ? same person? Further research needed on the life of this man.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 340. Tasmanian Archives, convict records. https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au Old Bailey court record https://www.oldbaileyonline.org (prev. Austra

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