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John Leach, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
4th October, 1803
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Travelled with 291 other convicts
||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
||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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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