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John Needham

John Needham, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Needham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
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: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
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 232
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

D Wong on 31st August, 2020 wrote:

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal Kent, England
31 Mar 1818:
John Needham, 14 years of age, for stealing out of the shop of Edw. Val and S. Emden, at Woolwich, a pair of boots.__Transported 7 years.

John Needham was listed as 17 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Woolwich.

John was 5’2” tall, fair ruddy complexion, brown hair hazel eyes.

12/8/1824: TOL, Richmond - 5’9¾” tall.

1825:  Ticket of leave holder. Employed by James Mudie
12/10/1826: COF - aged 23.

15/1/1827:  Appointed Constable, Patrick Plains.

1828 Census: Merton, Hunter River, Free by servitude. Constable employed by William Ogilvie.

22/5/1830: Permission to marry Elizabeth Duffy (Woodman 1823) - Elizabeth was previously married to Patrick Fanning (Recovery 1823).

22/6/1830: Marriage of John Needham of Pickering and Elizabeth Fenning of Pickering. Witnesses at marriage John Pike and William Ogilvie. 
1830: Thomas Needham.
1832: Henry Needham.

7/5/1832: Merton, Dismissed from position of constable.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st August, 2020 made the following changes:

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

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