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John Wood Parton
John Parton, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
||John Wood Parton
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||20th July, 1874
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 72
Old Bailey on line
||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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Phil Hands on 1st June, 2017 wrote:
Tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 6th May 1818 for pocketpicking, sentenced to transportation for life.
Left England on 17th July 1818.
Ship:- the ‘General Stewart’ sailed with 250 male convicts on board of which 4 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 31st December 1818.
Married Ann Porter (daughter of convicts Richard Porter, ‘Suprise’ 1790 & Mary Hutchinson ‘Mary Ann’ 1791) on 18 February 1828 at Windsor, they had 14 children between 1829-1862.
Old Bailey Trial Transcription.
Reference Number: t18180506-66
804. JOHN PARTON and JOHN MILLER were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Charles Henry, from his person .
CHARLES HENRY. I live in Rathbone-place. On the 24th of April, between eight and nine o’clock at night, I was in Featherstone-buildings , the officer told me I was robbed. I missed my handkerchief, which was safe just before - He produced it to me.
THOMAS THOMPSON . I am a constable. On the 24th of April I was in Holborn about nine o’clock-it rained fast. I saw the prisoner following the prosecutor very close, until he came to Featherstone-buildings; the prisoner, Miller, then went up to him, raised the handkerchief about an inch out of his pocket, and fell back-they talked together. Parton then went up to the prosecutor, took the handkerchief out, and turned towards Eagle-street - I ran up. Just before I got to him he threw the handkerchief away. I laid hold of him, brought him back, and found the handkerchief in the road, where he threw it down. Forbes, who was with me, took Miller. I found another handkerchief concealed in Miller’s breeches.
Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I do not think they saw me. I believe Parton is the son of a respectable man.
JOHN FORBES . I am a constable. I was with Thompson, and saw the prisoner following the prosecutor. I saw Miller go up, and pull the handkerchief a little out, then Parton took it quite out. I called after the prosecutor, and secured Miller.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
PARTON - GUILTY . Aged 18.
MILLER - GUILTY . Aged 19.
Transported for Life .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
Convict Changes History
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convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 72
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