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John Power

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Power
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Waterford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Three Bees
Departure date: 8th December, 1813
Arrival date: 6th May, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 3rd May, 2017 wrote:

John Power applied to marry and married Elizabeth Flaven 15th September 1817.
List of persons praying His Excellency’s permission to have their names published in the Church in order to their being married
Sydney 7 Jul 1817…
John Power convict per ship Three Bees, and
Elizabeth Flaven, free.
John Power, labourer, a bachelor, and Elizabeth Flaven, a spinster, both of this place were married in this church by Banns this 15th day of September in the year 1817 by me, William Cowper. This marriage was solemnised between us 26 (John Power’s signature) 16 (Elizabeth made her mark). In the presence of Richard Toben (his mark), Bridget Fitzgerald (her mark).

Denis Pember on 4th May, 2017 wrote:

Elizabeth Flaven was the daughter of Bridget Shea (Irish Convict, 1806, “Tellicherry”), father unknown. Elizabeth was born in Ireland and had come to the colony with her transported mother.
Elizabeth and John had at least 7 children born between 1818 and 1836.

Denis Pember on 4th May, 2017 wrote:

John’s younger brother Michael was convicted of burglary at Waterford in 1824 and transported in 1825.  John, now a free man, applied for Michael to be assigned to his family.
Lane Cove 5 Sep 1825
Honoured Sir
I am a free man for many years and reside in Lane Cove, and understand that my brother Michael Power is on board the Lonark. I have a wife and large family to maintain and my name is down in your office for several months for a Government servant, I will now feel myself greatly obliged if your Honor will be pleased to assign my brother to me…
John Power.

This must have been accepted, because when the 1828 Census was recorded, we find Michael included with John’s family.
Page 305….
[Ref P1174] Power, John, 38, free by servitude, Three Bees, 1814, 14 years, Catholic, labourer, Hunters Hill.
[Ref P1175] Power, Elizabeth, 30, came free, Tellicherry, 1806, Catholic.
[Ref P1176] Power, Mary, 10, born in the colony.
[Ref P1177] Power, Catherine, 8, born in the colony.
[Ref P1178] Power, Elizabeth, 5, born in the colony.
[Ref P1179] Power, Eleanor, 1, born in the colony.
[Ref P1180] Power, Michael, 30, government servant, Lonach, 1825, life, Catholic.
# also on page 219…
[Ref K0217] Keily, Anstip, 20, GS, Elizabeth, 1828 7 years, Catholic.
Anstatia Keily, just arrived and assigned as a servant - soon to be Michael’s defatco.

Maureen Withey on 12th July, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

POWER, John. Per “Three Bees”, 1814

1817 Jul 7,8 - Re permission to marry Elizabeth Flaven at Sydney (Reel 6005; 4/3496 pp.232-3)
1818 Dec 5 - Petition by his wife Elizabeth Flaven for mitigation of his sentence (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.91)

1822 - Of Lane Cove. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.39)
1825 Sep 5 - Request to have his brother Michael assigned to him (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.132)


Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 2nd May, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849 (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Power, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: , occupation, crime

Denis Pember on 3rd May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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