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John Rowter

John Rowter, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Rowter
Aliases: Router
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Cooper
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 63 (33)
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

Maureen Withey on 26th July, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Gazette, 4 Mar 1825
Absconded prisoners

John Router, 211, 5 ft. 6 in. dark brown hair, dark grey eyes, 37 years of age, tried at London Dec. 1816, sentence life, a cooper, arrived at Sydney per Morley 1818, and at this Colony per Regalia 1819, native of London, scar on calf of left leg, absconded from the Public Works April 26,1823. — £2 Reward.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th May, 2021 wrote:

1817 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Age; 27 [1790]
Native Place; London
Trade or calling; Cooper
Trial; Middlesex - 3 Dec 1817
Height; 5 ft. 7 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Black

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 211
Name; John Ronter [John Rowter]
Ship arrived by; Morley
To whom assigned; ABSCONDED; 26 April 1825

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th July, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Router, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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