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Jeremiah Long

Jeremiah Long, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Long
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Porter
Date of Death: 10th September, 1812
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 32
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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D Wong on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JEREMIAH LONG, Theft > theft from a specified place, 6th June 1810.

Reference Number: t18100606-13
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 40s
Punishment: Transportation

JEREMIAH LONG was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 30th of May, two bottles value 6 d. and nine pounds weight of quicksilver, value 2 l. 2 s. the property of John Kirk, Richard Hearn, Henry Hearn, and Brailsford Bright, in the dwelling-house of John Kirk.
SECOND COUNT for like offence, only varying the manner of charging it.
BRAILSFORD BRIGHT. I live at 95, Bishopsgate-street Within; my partners names are John Kirk, Richard Hearn, Henry Hearn, and myself Brailsford Bright. We are wholesale druggists. Mr. Kirk resides in the house, and no other partner but him. The prisoner was our porter. In consequence of suspicion, we directed the officers to be upon the watch. On the 30th of May I saw the prisoner go out of the warehouse at eight o’clock, he had been at work in the laboratory. The warehouse is the bottom floor of the house.
Q. How do you go from the laboratory to the warehouse - A.Through a yard there is a wall that encloses the whole from the laboratory; he came to the warehouse and out of the door of the house. I did not see the officers apprehend him. After he went out the officers came in a quarter of an hour afterwards. I went with them to the Vine inn, Bishopsgate-street; they shewed me the two bottles of quicksilver, I knew them to be mine; there was a label on one of the bottles by which I knew it; the bottles of quicksilver were worth a guinea each, and the bottles 6 d.
WILLIAM SHEPPARD. I am an officer. I saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutor’s house. I followed him, and came up with him in Bury-street, St. Mary Axe. I never lost sight of him. I caught hold of him. I saw Sapwell find upon him two bottles, one in each breeches pocket.
THOMAS SAPWELL . I asked the prisoner how he came by these, first, he told me he got it from Clerkenwell, and he was going to carry it to Petticoat-lane; he said it was oil; then he said he had it from a man at the corner of Camomile-street. I took him to the watch-house, and informed the prosecutor.
Q.(to Prosecutor) Was there any quicksilver in the laboratory - A. Not at that time, it was in a room above the laboratory, the prisoner had access to that room.
The property produced and identified.

Prisoner’s Defence. I told them where I had the bottles from.
GUILTY, aged 25,
Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .
Transported for Seven Years.

19/9/1812 Sydney Gazette:
On Thursday; the dead body of Jeremiah Long, was found floating near Breakfast Point, between Hen and Chicken Bay and Squires’s Wharf, and brought into Sydney.  A Coroner’s Inquest assembled the day following on the melancholy occasion; whose Verdict was, Âccidental Death by drowning. 

The deceased was one of the persons employed in the Government Boats, from one of which he was missed at Kissing Point 9 days prior to the finding of the body, which took place a mile and a half distant from the place where it is ascertained the deceased had fallen overboard.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th September, 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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