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John Shepherd

John Shepherd, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 16 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Shepherd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 16th March, 1824
Arrival date: 12th July, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 173 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 115 (59). NSW State Archives, COF Butts (NRS12210)& Convict Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4009; Microfiche: 652)
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

Rob on 15th October, 2017 wrote:

Convicted abs
D transported with two others one being Levi White

D Wong on 15th October, 2017 wrote:

15/3/1823 Windsor and Eton Express, Berkshire, England:
BEDFORDSHIRE LENT ASSIZES
John Shepherd and Henry Hooker, (against the latter of whom no bill was found,) were indicted for stealing a sheet, the property of R. Sharp, of Studham.  Shepherd was a dealer in fish, and had snatched away the sheet with a hook, no person being in the house.  When charged with the theft he acknowledged it, and went to his wife’s mother’s and fetched the sheet. - Guilty - Seven Years’ Transportation.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
SHEPHERD, John. Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1824

1824 Jul 17:  On list of convicts landed from the “Countess of Harcourt” & forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.652)

5/7/1830: COF

Rob on 10th December, 2018 wrote:

1819 lived Studham Bedfordshire convicted of stealing shirts in 1823 with Levi White and William Mole all transported on the same ship Countess of Harcourt 3

Iris Dunne on 11th December, 2018 wrote:

Certificate of Freedom No.30/464 dated 5 July 1830, Trade: Labourer, Offence: Poaching, Tried 5 March 1823, Year of Birth 1800

Convict Indents: aged 25

Convict Changes History

Rob on 15th October, 2017 made the following changes:

crime

D Wong on 15th October, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Rob on 10th December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 11th December, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 115 (59). NSW State Archives, COF Butts (NRS12210)& Convict Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4009; Microfiche: 652) (prev. Australian Joint Copying

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