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John Morris

John Morris, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Gunsmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 183 (93)
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

Tony Beale on 1st November, 2020 wrote:

Catharine Richardson in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1829
Name: Catharine Richardson Her employer, Mrs LeBurn said she has a good character
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1801
Age: 28
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Malabar 1
Spouse Name: John Morris character reference by Joseph Danks sober and industrious
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1790
Spouse Age: 39
Spouse Arrival Year: 1819
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 13 May 1829
Application Place: St Philips, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

D Wong on 1st November, 2020 wrote:

Worcester Journal Worcestershire, England
26 Mar 1818
John Morris, for stealing wearing apparel.

Birth dates of 1789, 1790 listed.

John Morris was listed as 29 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Staffordshire.

Occupation: Pistol maker.

John was 5’3½” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, blemish in right.

Colonial Secretary Index:
MORRIS, John. Per “Malabar”, 1819

1822 Mar 4:  On Rose’s road party; on list of men selected for clearing Mr Marsden’s estate (Reel 6022; 4/7014 p.107)

1824:  On lists of Crown servants mustered in the employ of Archibald Bell in 1824; at Richmond (Reel 6062; 4/1781 pp.391, 392a)

1824:  Assignment list (Reel 6062; 4/1781 p.395a)

1825:  On list of convicts mustered in the service of Archibald Bell; in 1823-24 (Reel 6062; 4/1781 p.390a)

18/3/1825: COF

16/5/1829: Permission to marry Catherine Richardson (Competitor 1828) - John was free, aged 39 and Catherine was 28 and on Bond.

1829: Married at St. Phillip’s, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 1st November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 1st November, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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