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John Rowe

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Rowe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st June, 1757
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 12th February, 1810
Age: 52 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Cornwall, Assizes Bodmin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 292 other convicts

References

Primary source: Gillen, Mollie; The founders of Australia; A Biographical Dictionary of The First Fleet. Baxter, Carol; General Musters of New South Wales - 1806.
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Denis Pember on 19th April, 2016 wrote:

John Rowe was tried at the assizes held at Launceston on 19 Mar 1785. He and Edward Moyle were tried “for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Benjamin Barrett about 11 in the forenoon no person being therein and stealing thereout two coats value 50s. and other goods value 17s.8d. his property.” He was found guilty of stealing the goods and not guilty of breaking and entering the house in the day. Both were sentenced to be transported for seven years. John was transported aboard the ship “Scarborough”.
His brother William Rowe was also charged with a similar crime, the same day at Launceston. Also found Guilty of Stealing and sentenced to Transportation. William was also aboard the “Scarborough” as part of the First Fleet.

Denis Pember on 19th April, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, John married Isabella Manson (Second Fleet Convict, Lady Juliana, 1790). They married 12th July 1790.
He received a grant of 60 acres at Prospect dated 1st may 1797. By mid 1800 he was off stores, with 5 acres of wheat. His wife and family were on stores at the time.

He is located in the 1806 muster records:
[Ref B0123] John Rowe, Scarborough, 5 wheat, 1 barley, 6 pasture, 10 fallow - 22 acres total. Self and wife Not Victualed, 4 children Not Victualed.
[Ref A3837] Isabella Rowe, Lady Juliana, FBS, wife to John Rowe.
[Ref C1066] Isabella Rowe, Lady Juliana, 2 male and 2 female (legitimnate) children.
### Interesting to note that Isabella is recorded with her married name in this muster.
There were 4 children to this union, John (1793), Joseph (1795), Mary (1796) and Sarah (1799). Some sources suggest also another son William.
John Rowe died in 1810, age given as 60. His wife Isabella (Manson) is described in the 1814 Muster as a widow with 4 children and living at Windsor, all off stores. [Ref 1518]

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 19th April, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Gillen, Mollie; The founders of Australia; A Biographical Dictionary of The First Fleet. Baxter, Carol; General Musters of New South Wales - 1806. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Rowe, alias1: , alias2: ,

Denis Pember on 19th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st June, 1757 (prev. June, 1757)

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