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John Myers

John Myers, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Myers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Labourer
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 lead
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 238
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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D Wong on 29th December, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
THOMAS JONES, JOHN MYERS, Theft > theft from a specified place, 7th April 1824.
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Transportation
THOMAS JONES and JOHN MYERS were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of February , two hundred pounds of lead, value 30 s., and two hundred pounds of copper, value 40 s,; the goods of John Howell , and fixed to a certain building (to wit,) a house of his.
SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to Richard Ashworth , and to be fixed to a building of his.THIRD COUNT, stating it to belong to Thomas Quarrill , and to be fixed to a house of his.

JONES’S Defence. It was a very wet night - I had no place to go to, and seeing this empty house, and all the windows broken, we went in for shelter.
JONES - GUILTY . Aged 20.
MYERS - GUILTY . Aged 23.
Transported for Seven Years.

John Myers was 24 years old on arrival - No ship found for Thomas Jones.

9/6/1831: COF

1846: Married Eliza Bailey (Margaret 1840) at St Marys, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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