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John Morris, one of 200 convicts transported on the Marquis of Wellington, August 1814
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 168. Old Bailey Court
||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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Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2018 wrote:
John MORRIS, aged 8 years, was convicted at the Old Bailey Central Court, London 16 Feb 1814- together with other youths Joseph Burrell and Moses Solomons - for break, enter and steal. They entered the dwelling house of Richard Atkinson, a bootmaker, and stole a pair of shoes/boots. They were all found guilty and given the Death sentence. The judge recommended mercy due to their young ages. They were all transported to Australia per the ship ‘Marquis of Wellington’ arriving 1815 in New South Wales.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 1st April, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 168. Old Bailey Court (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 168), date of birth: 1807