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John Lewis, one of 160 convicts transported on the Competitor, 18 March 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||5th March, 1835
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 5 (4)
||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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Tony Beale on 3rd December, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey online
191. JOHN LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , one handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of Thomas Barratt , from his person .
MR. THOMAS BARRATT . I live in Mark-lane. On the 25th of July, I was coming out of change, about half-past four o’clock - I felt somebody behind me pressing, and then felt something drawn from my pocket; I turned round, and perceived the prisoner putting my handkerchief into his pocket. A gentleman came up, and we secured him, and took it from him. He said he picked it up.
DANIEL FORRESTER . I am an officer. I was on duty, and saw Mr. Barratt with the prisoner, and a handkerchief in his hand.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. The gentleman said his pocket was picked twice before, and he was determined to make an example of me. I never put it near my pocket.
GUILTY . Aged 52.
Transported for Life .
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
Death recorded at Old Baily associated records
John Lewis Death Date: 5 Mar 1835 Death Place: Tasmania Registration Year: 1835 Registration Place: New Norfolk, Tasmania Registration number: 4253
Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th June, 2021 wrote:
New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1833
Name; John Lewis
Ship arrived by; Competitor
Assigned; Mr D Lamb
Remarks; DIED - 3 March 1835
Transported for “stealing a handkerchief ‘
Trial - 11 Sept 1822
Burials in New Norfolk
Abode; New Norfolk
Burial 5 March 1835
Age; 61  - Assigned Servant
Convict Changes History
Tony Beale on 3rd December, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1770 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th March, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m
Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th June, 2021 made the following changes: