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Jonathan Random

Jonathan Random, one of 260 convicts transported on the Surrey, 09 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonathan Random
Aliases: Ryers, Shyers
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 9th April, 1834
Arrival date: 17th August, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 334
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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D Wong on 19th October, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JONATHAN RANDOM, Theft > simple larceny, 17th October 1833.

Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation
JONATHAN RANDOM was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of September, 1 pair of boots, value 20s., the goods of Aaron Gush.
EDWARD THOMAS. I am shopman to Aaron Gush, boot and shoe-maker, No. 42, Poultry. On the night of the 18th of September, I was at work in the shop, the prisoner came in and took these boots, in his hand, and ran round the corner into the Old Jewry; the boots had laid two feet from the doorway; I followed him, and overtook him by Old Jewry church, and he slipped down; I took him with the boots, and brought him back to the shop; they are worth 20s.
Prisoner. Q. Did you take me yourself, on your oath? A. Yes, a man came with me, but I took you.
AARON GUSH. I am a boot and shoe-maker. These boots are mine.
JOHN SMITH. I am an officer of Cheap-Ward. I have produced the property.
GUILTY. Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years.

Permission to Marry: Jonathan Random alias Johnathan Ryers, aged 27, sentence: 7 years, TOL to marry Elizabeth Aldridge, aged 25, Born in colony, free - at Castlereagh - no date given.

No marriage found - Eliabeth Aldridge married Henry J Blackman in 1840 at Penrith, NSW/

28/11/1838: John Random (Shyers) granted a TOL - Maitland.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th October, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Ryers, alias2: Shyers, date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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