Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

John Wood Parton

John Parton, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wood Parton
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th July, 1874
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Stewart
Departure date: 19th July, 1818
Arrival date: 31st December, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 72 Old Bailey on line
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Wood Parton was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Wood Parton?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

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

Phil Hands on 1st June, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 72 Old Bailey on line (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 72), firstna

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au