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John Simon Mann

John Simon Mann, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 13 December 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Simon Mann
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 5th January, 1863
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft of silver watch, gold chain and 2 seals
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Speke
Departure date: 13th December, 1820
Arrival date: 18th May, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 425 (214)
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 31st August, 2011 wrote:

John Simon Mann was received on Uk Prison Hulk "Bellerophon" 30 September 1820
Issued with Ticket of Leave No. 34/274 26th April 1834.
Conditional Pardon received September 1845
Married Eleanor Goodrich Convict transported on Buffalo 4th May 1833. They married at Port Macquarie 8th January 1834 by Rev John Cross of St Thomas’ Church Port Macquarie.

Richard Green on 27th April, 2016 wrote:

Reference Number: t18200918-28

925. JOHN SIMON MAN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of July , one watch, value 3 l.; one chain, value
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30 s; three seals, value 30 s., and one key, value 1 d., the goods of Samuel Furze , from his person .
SAMUEL FURZE . On the 15th of July, at half-past five o’clock in the afternoon, I was in Portman-street - there was a small crowd at the Queen’s house, she was getting into her carriage. I stood on the opposite side, where there were very few people, and observed the prisoner at my right hand. The moment the Queen was getting into her carriage, I stepped into the road that I might not be in a crowd; the prisoner came behind me, snatched my watch out, and ran towards Oxford-street; I followed, crying Stop thief! and before we got to the end of Oxford-street Toole stopped him, I was close behind. In the scuffle he got himself towards Mr. Thomas’s, the grocer; he then took the watch from part of his dress, and threw it down the area. I attempted to catch it, but it fell through the grating, the servant took it up and brought it to her master, it was mine. The prisoner had been taken into the shop to prevent his being rescued. Bond came and took him in charge, he then fell on his knees and begged forgiveness.
JAMES TOOLE . I saw the prisoner running and stopped him. I threw him down, a scuffle ensued, he took the watch out of his waistcoat pocket, and threw it down the area.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY . Aged 17.
Transported for Life .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Richard Green on 27th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th January, 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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