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John Pickering

John Pickering, one of 214 convicts transported on the Surrey, 19 November 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Pickering
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1881
Age: 73 years

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~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 19th November, 1832
Arrival date: 9th March, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 213 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 470
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

Robyn Davidson on 8th July, 2016 wrote:

Archives of Tasmania
New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Historical Records

D Wong on 8th July, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOHN PICKERING, Theft > simple larceny, 5th April 1832.

Reference Number: t18320405-287
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
JOHN PICKERING was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March, 1 plane, value 2s., the goods of John Griffith; to which he pleaded
GUILTY. Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years.

Birth dates of 1808, 1809, 1810, and 1813 found.

John was listed as 22 years old on arrival, he was 5’4 ½” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, slightly pock pitted, single.

1833-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr. J. C. Franke.

13/4/1844: Married Ann Watchorn aged 17 - Ann Watchorn had immigrated to Tasmania aged 8 with her father Thomas and brothers and sisters in 1837.

John and Ann had 2 children, Mathew b 25/1/1848 and Emily b 28/12/1853 – died Wellington NZ 1898.

13/4/1849: Certificate.

1881: John Pickering died in Wellington, New Zealand - BDM registration lists him as 73 years old.

Convict Changes History

Robyn Davidson on 8th July, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1881 (prev. 0000)

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