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John Rogers

John Rogers, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Rogers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th July, 1757
Occupation: Coach builder
Date of Death: 20th February, 1806
Age: 48 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1072 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 43 (23)
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

Carol Merrick on 18th July, 2012 wrote:

John had previously served in the army of the Marquis of Cornwallis in the American War of Independence where he was injured and lost his hand.

He married Elizabeth Celey (per Brittania 1798) on 29/10/1798 at Parramatta.

Lea Welter on 22nd March, 2013 wrote:

Old Bailey trial transcription:

John Rogers
His co-accused, John Hazelworth (executed)

Dennis Nightingale on 2nd May, 2015 wrote:

Born - Antrim County Ireland. Single. Died a landowner at Parramatta NSW.

Lea Welter on 7th March, 2016 wrote:

Born London, England on 24 July 1757 (source: christening record 31 July 1757, St James Picadilly, Westminster, London, England).  Sentenced to death at the Old Bailey on 4 June 1783 (Ref t17830604-56) and later reprieved to a life sentence. Not to be confused with another convict with the same name who originated from Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Convict Changes History

Carol Merrick on 18th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1857-00-00, date of death 1806-00-00, gender m

Lea Welter on 22nd March, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth 24th July, 1757, date of death 20th February, 1806, occupation

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