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John Newman

John Newman, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 03 September 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Newman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 3rd September, 1820
Arrival date: 28th December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 377 (190)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867

Ticket of Leave Date: 17 MAY 1827 . No; 27/51
Native Place: LONDON
Date Of Trial: 17 MAY 1820
Complexion: SALLOW
Height;  4 FT 10 1/2 INCHES

Eyes; GREY



634. JOHN NEWMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 4 lbs. of bacon, value 4 s. , the goods of John Taylor .

CHARLES BROTHERTON . I live opposite Mr. Taylor. On the 6th of May I saw the prisoner go by my window with another boy, and in about ten minutes I saw them both running from Mr. Taylor’s with the bacon. I pursued, and overtook the prisoner with it.

JOHN TAYLOR . The last witness brought the prisoner and bacon to me. It had hung at the door - the hook was taken with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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