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John Roach

John Roach, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Roach
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 26th March, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 125 (64)
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

Anonymous on 21st June, 2011 wrote:

John Roach is our original ancestor who married Elizabeth Westbrook ( convict)
If you would like to make contact please email noelene@dcsi.net.au

Jean Chilcott on 27th December, 2013 wrote:

Born at Sea, have no more idea of his birth date, maybe 1810-1811

D Wong on 27th December, 2013 wrote:

John Roach was 18 years old when tried at the Old Bailey for stealing, on the 14th August 1826, one handkerchief, value, 5s., the goods of John Denny Clunn, from his person.  John had been in gaol before.

Tasmanian records say John was born 1806 and was 21 years old on arrival.  He had tattoos, scars, brown eyes and hair, was 5’6 1/2” tall, single, mother in St Bartholomews hospital.  He was last in White Crop Street, protestant and his occupation was a “Woman’s shoemaker”.

1830: Assigned to Mr Stephenson
1832-33: Assigned to Mr Betts

19/8/1834: Colonial Conviction at Launceston.

1835 muster: Public Works.

1842: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

Jean Chilcott on 27th December, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, occupation

D Wong on 27th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, crime

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