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John Lee

John Lee, one of 31 convicts transported on the Gorgon, February 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Lee
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1763
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd March, 1823
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Unknown
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gorgon
Departure date: February, 1791
Arrival date: 21st September, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 30 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 153 (78)
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 17th February, 2016 wrote:

John was in a de facto relationship with Alice Nicholson (Convict, Britannia, 1798) from about her arrival in 1798.
They had 4 children; Sarah 1799, Elizabeth 1802, James 1804 and Mary 1808.
Both John and Alice died prior to the 1828 census.

Denis Pember on 17th February, 2016 wrote:

Baxter, Carol; General Musters of New South Wales: 1802, 1806, 1811, 1814.

[Ref AE549] John Lee, Gorgon, TL, 525, Self.[Ref AD200] Alice Nicholson, Britannia, Sydney, TL 009, Mr N Lord.

[Ref A2583] John Lee, Gorgon, Self Employed Labourer.
[Ref A3316] Alice Nicherson, Britannia, FBS, with John Lee.

[Ref 3537] John Lee, Gorgon, Tried Jun 1789, Manchester, 7 years (PRO n1409)
[Ref 4406] Ann Nicholson, Britannia, Tried Oct 1797, Lancaster, 7 years (PRO n4648).

[Ref 4140] John Lee, Gorgon, Off Stores, Labourer.
[Ref 6610] Alice Nicholson, Britannia, Off Stores. 4 children Off Stores. Widow.

# unsure about ‘widow’ comment. She was a widow but had been in a de facto relationship with John for a long term.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 17th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1763 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Denis Pember on 17th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 23rd March, 1823 (prev. 0000)

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