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John Saward

John Saward, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Saward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 8th November, 1822
Age: 24 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 178
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th July, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Parish of St David’s,  Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham Year 1822
No; 619
Name;  John Seywood [John Saward]
When Died; 1822, 8 Nov
When buried; 1822, 9 Nov
Age; 24 years [1798]
Ship’s Name; Arab
Quality or profession. Convict.
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; R Knopwood

Conduct Record;-
No; 463
Trial;- 11 Mar 1822 - Life
Transported for Sheep Stealing

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th August, 2021 wrote:

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 463
Name; John Saward
Ship; Arab - 1822
Height; 5 Ft
Trial; Essex - 11 March 1822 - Life
Remarks; DIED; 8 Nov 1822

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 8th November, 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), crime

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