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John Morgan

John Morgan, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Morgan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 447 (225)
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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Maureen Withey on 13th November, 2019 wrote:

John was tried at the Old Bailey. (online)

JOHN MORGAN, Theft > pocketpicking, 19th May 1825.

941. JOHN MORGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Robert Scott , from his person .

MR. ROBERT SCOTT. I am a cloth merchant . I was coming down Oxford-street between seven and eight o’clock in the evening of the 17th of April, and heard a noise in the street; I turned round and saw the prisoner and the officer, my handkerchief was on the ground; the officer took it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN WOODWARD . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from Mr. Scott’s pocket - he was going to run towards St. Giles’s, but I ran after him and he threw it down - I fell down with him.

Prisoner’s Defence. I saw the handkerchief in the road - there were several other persons about, but I do not know who took it.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Euryalus hulk record. HO-9-2-4 page 1

Twelve from Newgate, 19 June 1825
John Morgan, No 284, age 13, Crime, Stealing from person, Middlesex, 19 May 1825, sentence – 7 years, How disposed of – NSW Manlius, 11 Jul 1828

The prison hulk, the Euryalus, an ex-frigate of the Trafalgar fleet, was moored at Chatham.  Over the twenty years that this hulk serviced juveniles, about 2,500 boys of fourteen and under passed through. There were also considerable numbers of older boys both in the juvenile hulk and distributed among the other hulks.  From the Euryalus, boys were transported both to New South Wales and to Van Diemen’s Land.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 13th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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