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John Davis Saintsbury

John Davis Saintsbury, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Davis Saintsbury
Aliases: Davis Southbury
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Clerk
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: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 87 (45)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th December, 2020 wrote:

1819 - New South Wales, Australia, Departing Crew and Passenger Lists,
July. Surry of London. 443 Tons bound for England 14 July 1819 - Sailed 31 July 1819
No; 27/210.
John Davis Southbury. Free by Pardon No; 360. Dated 11 Jun 1819.
1814 - New South Wales, Census and Population Books, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Name: Davis Southbury. Ship: Fortune 2nd. Convict. On Stores
1816 - 19 Nov. Removed from Government labour & assigned to private person by Revd S Marsden, was ordered back to Government service by Governor Macquarie
1818 - 31 Jan. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
Name: John Davis Saintsbury
Trial: Middlesex, England - 1 Jul 1812. 14 years
Pardon Date: 21 Jun 1819 - Absolute.
Vessel Name: Fortune - 1813
Native Place: Bermondsey, England
Trade; Clerk
Height; 5 ft 6 in
Complexion; Fair
Hair; Light Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Additional Remarks; Received a Conditional Pardon No; 653. Dated 31 Jan 1818 - Surrendered
1819 - 19 Jul. No; 126. Bill drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of 210 Pound Sterling


Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey On-Line

July 1812, trial of JOHN DAVIS SAINTSBURY (t18120701-38).
JOHN DAVIS SAINTSBURY, Royal Offences > coining offences, 1st July 1812.
554. JOHN DAVIS SAINTSBURY was indicted, for that he, on the 30th of May , feloniously, and without lawful excuse, had in his custody and possession two forged bank-notes, for the payment of 10 l. each, he knowing them to be forged .

To this indictment the prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th December, 2020 wrote:

1819 - The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. Sat 3 Jul 1819. Page 3.  Classified
Mr. J. D. Saintsbury proceeding to Europe per. Ship Surry, requests Claims (if any) to be timely presented at No. 2, Pitt-street.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th December, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Davis Southbury, gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th December, 2020 made the following changes:


Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th December, 2020 made the following changes:


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