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John Meggitt, one of 136 convicts transported on the Royal Charlotte, 18 November 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Fowler, Henry (alias), Steward, William (alias), Megget, Meggit
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Woolwich Royal Marine Barracks Court Martial
18th November, 1824
29th April, 1825
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 136 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 227 (115)
||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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Maureen Withey on 13th March, 2020 wrote:
Census Parramatta, Darling Mills. Census taken 30 Oct 1828.
Jno Maggott, 26, G.S. per Ryl. Charlotte, 1825, 7 years, Fireman, protestant.
John was one of 2 firemen listed there, presumably working on the steam engine.
The Darling Mills were opened in June/July 1826, built by Mr Raine.
MR JOHN RAINE attracts the admiration of all visitants to the Darling Mills by his great labours and great success. The steam engine grinds night and day, and two pair of stones are about to be added. ... (The Monitor, (Sydney) 16 Jun 1826.)
Parramatta. Julv 14. 1826.
The Public are informed that these Mills being completed, Mr. John Raine, the Proprietor,.... (The Australian (Sydney) 22 Jul 1826.)
D Wong on 13th March, 2020 wrote:
John Meggitt was listed as 23 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Sheffield.
Occupation: Cutter’s Boy.
John was 5’7½” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.
1828 Census: John Meggett, recorded as Maggot and Meggit, was 26, a fireman at Darling Mills, Parramatta.
1828: A patient at the Parramatta Hospital, in the service of John Raine, Parramatta.
8/5/1837: Married Ellen Peters, 19, at the Christ Church at Bong Bong (near Sutton Forest). John was listed as 29 years old, a batchelor.
19/7/1838: Charles - born a cripple, was admitted to the Liverpool Benevolent Asylum in 1864.
13/12/1840: Jane Meggett.
13/8/1842: John Meggett died at Lumley, aged 30?? (Lumley Park was located near Bungonia).
Ellen then married William Orme (Lady Nugent 1835). They had 8 children.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 13th March, 2020 made the following changes:
alias1: Fowler, Henry (alias) (prev. Fowler, Henry (Alias)), alias2: Steward, William (alias) (prev. Steward, William (Alias)), gender: m
D Wong on 13th March, 2020 made the following changes:
alias3: Megget, alias4: Meggit, date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000)