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John Roach

John Roach, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Roach
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 494
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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Ron Garbutt on 9th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 July 2020), April 1832, trial of JOHN ROACH (t18320405-253).
JOHN ROACH, Theft > pocketpicking, 5th April 1832.
1056. JOHN ROACH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , 1 watch, value 30s., and 1 watch-chain, value 1s., the goods of Edward Grubb , from his person .

EDWARD GRUBB. I am a labourer ; I was walking with my wife in Lower Berner-street, Commercial-road , between eight and nine o’clock, in the evening of the 25th of March - just as I was turning a corner the prisoner came across the way, and snatched my watch; he ran off- I pursued, and did not lose sight of him till he was taken with it.

JOHN JEFFORD . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner running - he met me, and I stopped him; I tripped my foot against a scraper, and as I arose I saw him throw something from his hand; the prosecutor came up, and said he had taken his watch.

GEORGE ROBINS . I took up the watch.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was playing, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran, as other boys did - the officer stopped me, and the prosecutor said he had lost his watch, but he did not believe it was me, as there was a corner turned.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Transported for Fourteen Years .


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 9th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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