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John Patterson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Patterson
Aliases: Paterson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 5th November, 1875
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: No details
Convicted at: Ireland. Kildare
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 148 other convicts

References

Primary source: NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Annotated Printed Indentures 1836; AND Irish Convicts to NSW, by Peter Mayberry at http://members.pcug.org.au
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Dianne Jones on 18th August, 2020 wrote:

1836, 21 March: He was tried in Kildare on this day and found guilty of demanding money with intent to rob (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Annotated Printed Indentures 1836).

Dianne Jones on 18th August, 2020 wrote:

NOTE: There are several references to his age/date of birth in various records across his lifetime. I have settled on the year of birth recorded on his jail entrance documents, 1798. Strangely, there are no dates of birth given on his Tickets of Leave.

1836, 26 March: John PATTERSON, 32, is contained aboard the “Essex” Hulk and petitions for leniency. Comment on record: Convict is a butcher and resides in Naas, County Kildare, with his wife and six children (see Ireland-Australia transportation database, Document ref1: TR 1, p 119; and Document ref2: CRF 1836 P1 at http://findingaids.nationalarchives.ie/index.php?). A later document refers to his wife and five children - four boys and a girl.

Dianne Jones on 18th August, 2020 wrote:

1836, 14 May: John PATTERSON, per Waterloo, was aged 35 [probably older, as indicated above] on arrival in New South Wales.
He could read; religion Roman Catholic; married with 5 children – 4 male, 1 female; native place County Kildare; butcher; tried at Kildare on 21 March 1836 for demanding money; sentenced to transportation for life; had three previous convictions with sentences of one month, 2 months and 2 weeks respectively; 5’7¾”, dark complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, brown eyes; scar left side upper lip, scar back of right side of head, two scars back of left thumb, breast hairy (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Annotated Printed Indentures 1836).

1837: General Muster of Convicts – John Patterson, 35, is employed at Hunter’s River by TP Webber (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849; NSW General muster L-Q, 1837).

1844, 11 October: Granted a Ticket of Leave, No44/2509, for the District of Paterson (see NSW Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; Ticket of leave butts (NRS 12202); Ticket of leave butts, Jul 1844-Nov 1844).

1846, 5 April: ToL cancelled for drunkenness and assault (see below).

1846, 20 May: Admitted to Newcastle Jail – John Patterson per Waterloo; bond; committed by the Police Magistrate at Maitland for drunkenness and assaulting a lock-up keeper on 15 May 1846. Returned to the Government, Ticket of Leave being cancelled (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Entrance Book; Newcastle 1846-1859).

1846, 22 May: Sent to Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, from Newcastle Jail (NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Entrance Book; Newcastle 1846-1859).

1846: Issued with another Ticket of Leave, No46/2553 (see notation on ToL issued 11 October 1844).

Dianne Jones on 18th August, 2020 wrote:

1847, 12 April: Issued with another Ticket of Leave, No47/310, for the District of Bathurst (see NSW Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; Ticket of leave butts, Sep 1846-Jun 1847, Oct 1847-Jan 1848).

1849: Granted Ticket of Leave No49/173. This notation appears on the ToL granted on 12 April, 1847.

1856, 12 August: Admitted to Bathurst Jail, for 48 hours in cell for drunkenness; discharged 13 August 1856 (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Entrance Book; Bathurst 1854-1865).

1856: Admitted to Darlinghurst Jail – John Patterson per Waterloo 1836; born 1798; 5’7¼”, slight build, ruddy complexion, grey hair, hazel eyes; wart on forehead, “shakes from debility”; born Kildare; Roman Catholic; labourer; cannot read or write (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930;  Entrance Book, Parramatta, 1854-1862).

1856, 29 September: His ToL is cancelled by the Governor General as he is “unable to support himself” and he is “forwarded to Invalid Establishment”. This notation appears on the ToL granted on 12 April, 1847.

Dianne Jones on 18th August, 2020 wrote:

1859, June: Admitted to Parramatta Jail – John Patterson per Waterloo 1836; born Kildare; Catholic; 60 years old;  5’8”, stout build, fresh complexion, grey hair, black eyes; no education (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930;  Description Book, Darlinghurst, 1855-1860).

1862, 4 July: Admitted to Parramatta Jail – two months’ imprisonment for assault; discharged 3 September 1862 (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Entrance Book, Parramatta 1854-1862).

1864, 25 August: Admitted to Darlinghurst Jail; confined for 24 hours for disorderly conduct; released 26 August (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Entrance Book, Darlinghurst 1864-1866).

1866, 10 March: Admitted to Parramatta Jail – John Patterson per Waterloo 1836; born 1798; 5’8”, medium build, sallow complexion, grey hair, grey eyes; “very much paralysis, very much shaking, and teeth gone in upper jaw”; born Kildare; Roman Catholic; labourer; cannot read or write (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930;  Entrance Book, Parramatta, 1863-1867).

1869, 31 January: John Patterson per Waterloo, aged 70, was admitted to Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm (see NSW Hospital & Asylum Records, 1840-1913; Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute; Admissions and Discharges 1850-1863, 1852-1874, 1874-1878).

1875, 5 November: John Patterson, 75, per Waterloo 1836, butcher, died in the Liverpool Asylum, NSW (see NSW Convict Records, 1810-1891; Convicts Deaths; Annual Returns of Convicts Who Died, 1867-1891).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 18th August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Annotated Printed Indentures 1836; AND Irish Convicts to NSW, by Peter Mayberry at http://members.pcug.org.au (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Patterson, alias1: Paterson, al

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