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John Meredith

John Meredith, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Meredith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Wheelwright
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 439 (221)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 11th February, 2014 wrote:

John Meredith was 25 years old on arrival in NSW.

John was sent to Goat Island to be worked in irons.

John was single, literate, 5’9 1/2” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, nose a little cocked, scars.

1837: Assigned to the Government at Illawarra.

20/3/1839: Absconded from Henry Holmes at Upper Williams River.
10/4/1839: Apprehended.

23/3/31841: Admitted to Newcastle Gaol for Robbery, along with Lawrence Brennan and William Fossett (Fawcett) - Remanded.  No outcome known.

3/4/1843: Absconded from F T Green, Black Creek.

1847: TOL Yass
29/12/1847: TOL Passport on recommendation of Yass Bench.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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