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Lewis Lyon

Lewis Lyon, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lewis Lyon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Dealer
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 Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Stewart
Departure date: 19th July, 1818
Arrival date: 31st December, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts

References

Primary source: Ancestry.com detailed records
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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Anonymous on 13th September, 2012 wrote:

He also worked as a Farmer, Publican and Carpentar.
He married Sarah Jane Crane and had five daughters named Esther Jane, Ann, Harriet and Dinah. He is my great great great grandfather. My name is Miss King I work at River Gum Primary School in Australia, Victoria Melbourne.He stole silver cutlery to the value of 53 pounds and 10 shillings, the man he stole from was called George Hibbert. Lewis Lyons was a watch finisher by trade a watch finisher was the name given to a person who put together various parts of a watch. When Lewis was 17 years of age he broke the law! The courts name that he went to was called Surrey Assizes he went on the 30th of March 1818. He was sentenced to death by the judge but then the judge decided than rather to impose this death sentence she would commute this sentence to life in the colonies. The hulk they held him in was called the Laurel.The General Stuart arrived in botany bay on the 31st of December 1818. Lewis worked hard and kept out of trouble once he arrived in Australia. On the 27th of june 1827 he was granted his ticket of leave and he began to work as a general dealer. He was employed by Mrs Mary Larkin. In November 1835 lewis was grante a conditional pardon and was able to live and work in the colony as a free man.

Anonymous on 13th September, 2012 wrote:

He also worked as a Farmer, Publican and Carpentar.
He married Sarah Jane Crane and had five daughters named Esther Jane, Ann, Harriet and Dinah. He is my great great great grandfather. My name is Miss King I work at River Gum Primary School in Australia, Victoria Melbourne.He stole silver cutlery to the value of 53 pounds and 10 shillings, the man he stole from was called George Hibbert. Lewis Lyons was a watch finisher by trade a watch finisher was the name given to a person who put together various parts of a watch. When Lewis was 17 years of age he broke the law! The courts name that he went to was called Surrey Assizes he went on the 30th of March 1818. He was sentenced to death by the judge but then the judge decided than rather to impose this death sentence she would commute this sentence to life in the colonies. The hulk they held him in was called the Laurel.The General Stuart arrived in botany bay on the 31st of December 1818. Lewis worked hard and kept out of trouble once he arrived in Australia. On the 27th of june 1827 he was granted his ticket of leave and he began to work as a general dealer. He was employed by Mrs Mary Larkin. In November 1835 lewis was grante a conditional pardon and was able to live and work in the colony as a free man.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800-00-00, gender m

Rhonda Yates on 18th February, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Ancestry.com detailed records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 75 (39)), occupation, crime

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