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John Mepsted, one of 169 convicts transported on the Mellish, 10 November 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 508
||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 29th May, 2012 wrote:
John Mepsted/Mepstead was transported along with his brother Richard (Mellish)
for housebreaking. John could read and write, had blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, perpendicular scar on upper lip right side, small scar at one corner, great number of letters on right arm, woman, anchor and other marks on left arm. Sun moon and star on breast, small scar over right eye.
4/8/1829: Absconded from John Eales, Hunter’s River.
29/7/1836: Absconded from Richard Jones.
22/3/1837: Assigned to William Jones, Patterson.
30/4/1842: TOL Paterson
25/3/1844: Married Elizabeth Mary Ann Lowe in NSW
1856: John emigrated to USA on the Jenny Ford from Sydney to San Pedro, California.
11/7/1860 Census San Bernadino: John age 54, with wife and 6 children. They had 14 children altogether.
1893-95: San Bernadino Directory: Farmer res. Mt. Vernon.
6/9/1894: John died and is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, San Bernadino, California.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 29th May, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1805-00-00, date of death 1894-00-00, gender m