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John Little

John Little, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Little
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
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: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 5th August, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 147 (76)
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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Phil Hands on 4th April, 2017 wrote:

John was tried and convicted at the York Assizes on 22nd March 1828, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 11th July 1829.
Ship:- the ‘Morley’ sailed with 200 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 3rd December 1829.
John was assigned to John Hawdon at Camden, NSW.
John Hawdon went on journeys with Rev Thomas Hassell when he was travelling round his parish and it is surmised that John Little may have accompanied him as his servant. It was here that John met Mary Marsh, who at one time was working as a cook on “Matavai” which was owned by the Hassell family.
John Little and widow, Mary Marsh (nee Burns) were married at Narellen by Rev. Thomas Hassell on 21st June 1852, which was eighteen months after her first husband, convict William Marsh (‘Shipley’ 1822), died, John & Mary had 2 children while Mary’s first husband was serving a 10 year sentence on Norfolk Island and then Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, for cattle stealing from 1838-1848, then in 1849 he was sentenced to hard labour at Parramatta Gaol for stealind the irons from a plough that was in a field.

John had obtained his Ticket of Leave on 11th September 1832 and his Certificate of Freedom on 23rd April 1835.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 4th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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