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John Leadbeater

John Leadbeater, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Leadbeater
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1756
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 11th September, 1828
Age: 72 years

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: -
Convicted at: Stafford, Litchfield Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 995 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 134
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

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

John was one of 106 convicts transported on the Albermarle, arriving at Sydney Cove, October 13th 1791.
Quite soon after this he formed a relationship with Esther Stroud (Convict, Sugar Cane, 1793).
They had a son, John born 1794. Clearly they had other children too, possible a daughter mentioned in the 1814 muster and also a James, mentioned in the 1825 Census.

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

1802:
John Leadbeater, Albermarle, Toongabie, 30 acres. 1 woman Off Stores, 1 child Off Stores.

1806:
[Ref A2623] John Leadbeater, Albermarle, FBS, 130 acres Prospect, Off Stores, 1 Woman Off stores, 1 Child Of Stores.
[Ref A4261] Esther Stroud, Sugar Cane, FBS, with Leadbeater at Parramatta.
[Ref C1218] Sugar Cane, Stroud, Esther; 1 female child, natural.

1811:
[Ref 3520] Leadbeater, John, Albermarle, tried Nov 1790, Lichfield, 7 years (PRO n0821)
[Ref 5614] Stroud, Esther, Sugar Cane, tried March 1791, Dublin, 7 years, (PRO n4366)

1814:
[Ref 2137] John Leadbeater, Off stores, Landholder.
[Ref 3178] Ester Stroud, Sugar cane, Off Stores, 1 child Off Stores. Wife to Leadbeater.

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 wrote:

There is also this entry in the 1825 Census:-
James Leadbeater, born in the colony, landholder Parramatta.
Mary Leadbetter, born in the colony, wife.
Sarah Leadbetter 9 born in the colony, child of above.
George Leadbetter 8 born in the colony, child of above.
William Leadbetter 4 born in the colony, child of above.
Mary Leadbetter 3 born in the colony, child of above.
John Leadbetter 16 born in the colony, servant to Pat. Byrne Wilberforce.
John Leadbeater free by servitude Albermarle 1791, landholder, Prospect, Parramatta.

It would appear that John was living with the above family but at this stage I have no supporting evidence.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 25th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1756 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th September, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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