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John Miller

John Miller, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Miller
Aliases: White (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 328
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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Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 March 2020), October 1816, trial of JOHN MILLER, alias WHITE (t18161030-36).
JOHN MILLER, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 30th October 1816.
1133. JOHN MILLER, alias WHITE was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Spicer , in the King’s highway, on the 25th of September , for putting him in fear, and taking from his person, two hundred ounces weight of silver, value 40l. the pro Joseph Clementson .

THOMAS SPICER . I am fifteen years of age. When this happened I was in the employ of Mr. JosephClementson, who is a silver caster . He works for different persons, and for Mr. Bateman. At about a quarter before seven o’clock in the evening, of the 25th of September, I set out from my master’s house, in Basket-alley, Angel-street, St. Mantin’s Le Grand, with two hundred ounces weight of silver, to take to Mr. Bateman’s. I took it to Mr. Bateman’s, at No. 108, Bunhill Row. Mr. Bateman wished it to be taken back to my master’s house, as there were two gentlemen with an order for it. I took it back towards my master’s house, and in the middle of Monkwell-street , the prisoner at the bar, came and put his hands before my face. I had seen him before he came up; I saw him at the top of the Alley where Mr. Bateman lived. I am sure he is the man; he took the bag out of my hand. I struggled to keep possession of it; he got it out of my possession at last. I was struggling with him full five minutes. The prisoner had his hands over my face. It was at last taken away from me by another man. The prisoner threw me down and then walked away. I raised an alarm; I could not tell in what direction the other man went. I cried stop that man. he is a thief, and the prisoner was stopped in Noble-street. I am quite sure he is the man.

JOHN CLINTON . I am a fruiterer. I live in Noble-street. On hearing the cry, I stepped out of my own door, and saw the prisoner running. I saw no one else running but him, and the lad. I made up to him as he ran, and caught him by the right arm. He instantly fell, and whether it was from me, or whether he slipped. I don’t know. Then the lad came up. I said, are you sure this is the man, and he said, “yes, I will swear to him.” The boy did not say he had lost any thing. He said,“take him to my master’s; that is the man.” We took him to Mr. Clementson’s. The boy said he held him round his eyes and mouth, and he could not see, nor call out. He said then that the bag of silver had been taken from him. The prisoner did not say the least.

JOSEPH CLEMENTSON . I am master of that boy, the first witness; I sent him with two hundred ounces weight of silver to Mr. Bateman; it was worth forty eight pounds and upwards.

WILLIAM BATEMAN . I live in Bunhill Row. I sent some silver to the last witness’s to be melted. The boy Spicer, brought it to me. It was about seven o’clock when he brought it to me. I afterwards sent him back with the same silver.

Prisoner’s Defence. As I was coming from Thames-street, where I work, going to Aldersgate-street, I heard this boy sing out stop thief, and I ran after the people that were running, and got before them, and missed the man all of a sudden, and I ran up a street, the name of which. I do not rightly know, and I was stopped by that man. That is all I know.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 35.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: White (alias) (prev. White (Alias))

Ron Garbutt on 23rd March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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