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John Macfarlane

John Macfarlane, one of 278 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Macfarlane
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 9th July, 1764
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 4th November, 1841
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Aeolus
Departure date: July, 1808
Arrival date: 20th December, 1808
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 417 (208) ancestry.com.au
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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John McGowan on 8th March, 2013 wrote:

Accused previous soldier 91st Reg of Foot, convicted 13 July 1807 at Edinburgh High Court - did on 14/15 October 1806 break into shop of Alexander Cumming, shoemaker, South College Street, Edinburgh and steal a quantity of boots & shoes. Plead Guilty.

John McGowan on 23rd October, 2013 wrote:

John M’Farlane (sic)late soldier 91st Regiment of Foot (quartered in Edinburgh) appeared 13 July 1807 at Edinburgh High Court on libel - on 14/15 October 1806, breaking into the cellar shop of Alex Cumming, shoemaker, College Street, Edinburgh and stealing a quantity of boots, shoes etc. Pled Guilty and sentenced 14 years transportation. See Scots Magazine (1807), Vol.69, p 634 and McGowan, John (2013), A New Civic Order: The contribution of the City of Edinburgh Police, 1805-1812, p 149 and p 229.

D Wong on 22nd June, 2019 wrote:

Mark Oliver (0) at 4:21pm, 22nd June 2019
Added date of birth: 9th July, 1764, date of death: 4th November, 1841.

Ron Garbutt on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

Birth. 1764 (estimated)
Source: 

Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales,
Text: age given as 64 in 1828

Ron Garbutt on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

2 July 1808. Departure. The Admiral Gambier departed Portsmouth.

Source.

Free Settler or Felon (Website)
Convict Ship Admiral Gambier 1808
https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_admiral_gambier_1808.htm

Ron Garbutt on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

22 December 1808.The Admiral Gambier arrived in Port Jackson, NSW, with 197 male prisoners.

Source.

Free Settler or Felon (Website)
Convict Ship Admiral Gambier 1808
https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_admiral_gambier_1808.htm

Class: HO 10; Piece: 1/2
Source Information
Title
New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

Abt. 1812. “Marriage” to Grizel ‘Grace’ Johnston
(1782–1843).
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Assumed common law marriage. No marriage records found. 3 children.

Ron Garbutt on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

4 Nov 1841. Death. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Source.

Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985
Author
Ancestry.com
Text: Name: John Mc Farlane
Death Date: 1841
Death Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1841
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18411585 102

Ron Garbutt on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

31 Jan 1815. Conditional Pardon granted.
New South Wales, Australia

Sources.

State Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia; Card Index to Letters Received, Colonial Secretary; Reel Number: 774; Roll Number: 1250
Source Information
Title
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
Author
Ancestry.com

State Archives NSW
Source Information
Title
New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 13th March, 2020 wrote:

John McFarlane, 1764–1841

Facts and events

Birth estimated 1764

Source: Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:
age given as 64 in 1828

Immigration December 20, 1808 (Age 44 years)
Sydney Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Source: State Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
Citation details:
Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 417 (208)

Text:
John Macfarlane, one of 278 convicts transported on the ship Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus], July 1808.
Convicted at Edinburgh Court of Justiciary for a term of 14 years on 01 April 1807.
Vessel: Admiral Gambier and Eolus [Aeolus].
Date of Departure: July 1808.
Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Source: Bateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
Citation details:
p. 338

Text:
The ship Admiral Gambier (2) arrived in NSW 20 Dec 1808

Marriage Grizel Jonhston
Type: Common
estimated 1812 (Age 48 years)

Census about 1825 (Age 61 years)
Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Citation details:
1825 muster (1823-1825)

Text:
McFarlane, John, free by servitude, Gambier, 1808, 14 years, shoemaker, K. Street Sydney

Census November 1828 (Age 64 years)
Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Source: Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:
McFarlane, John, 64, free by servitude, Admiral Gambier, 1808, 14 years, Protestant, shoemaker, Erskine Street Sydney

Death 1841 (Age 77 years)
Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Source: Ancestry.com. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Text:
Name: John Mc Farlane
Death Date: 1841
Death Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1841
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18411585 102

from Australian Royalty website:
https://australianroyalty.net.au/tree/purnellmccord.ged/individual/I37522/John-McFarlane

Convict Changes History

John McGowan on 8th March, 2013 made the following changes:

occupation

John McGowan on 23rd October, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

D Wong on 22nd June, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 417 (208) ancestry.com.au (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 417 (208)), date of bi

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