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John Mcmahon

John McMahon, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, December 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mcmahon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex (Westminster) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: December, 1818
Arrival date: 26th June, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 130
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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Heather Stevens on 21st October, 2020 wrote:

Birth abt 1795 • Dublin, Ireland

Convicted 22 Oct 1818  Middlesex, England, Westminster Quarter Sessions, 7 years transportation
Hulk record:  John McMahon Age: 23, Date Received: 17 Nov 1818, Ship: Justitia, Place Moored: Woolwich, Date Convicted: 22 Oct 1818, Place Convicted: Westminster. Stealing a handkerchief  

Indent, Baring 1819: age 23, Native place Dublin, servant, 5ft 6in, fair pale complexion, lt brown hair, hazel eyes, Ticket of Leave 2446

Colonial Secretary’s index MCMAHON, John. Per “Baring”, 1819: 1823 Nov 23 On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Penrith Bench (Reel 6028; 2/8283p.171)

1822 muster and District Constable’s Notebook, 1822: John McMahon TL Baring 2 ‘Life’, clerk to Mr Rowe, Sydney, and Elizabeth Hubbard born in the colony, wife to J McMahon  

1825 muster: John McMahon TL Baring 1819 7 clerk to J D Rowe Sydney; Elizabeth McMahon born in the colony wife John McMahon, Sydney; Edward McMahon 18 months born in the colony, child of Ditto  

Certificate of Freedom 22 Oct 1825 TL 48/2446; renewed CF 28/562 [4/4424; Reel 602]

1828 John MCMAHON Baring 1819 Certificate of Freedom 23 Jun 1828 TL 48/2446; in lieu of CF 17[4/525 [4/4293; Reel 983]

1831 John MCMAHON Baring 1819 Certificate of Freedom 19 Jul 1831 TL 48/2446; in lieu of CF 28/562 [4/4307; Reel 987]

Convict Changes History

Heather Stevens on 21st October, 2020 made the following changes:

surname: Mcmahon (prev. McMahon), date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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