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John Shepherd

John Shepherd, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Shepherd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 378
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 16th April, 2021 wrote:

1828 - Census. John Shepherd. Age; 24. Convict. Ship; Ocean 1823. Sentence; Life, Labourer J P Wibber. Patrick Plains

1831 - Sydney Goal Entrance Book. No; 1703. John Shepherd. Ship; Ocean. Protestant. Labourer. Sentence; Iron Gang - 3 years

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th April, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online May 1817, trial of JOHN SHEPHERD ELIZABETH REID (t18170521-28).
JOHN SHEPHERD, ELIZABETH REID, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > receiving, 21st May 1817.
802. JOHN SHEPHERD was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , in the dwelling-house of John Dyter , one shawl, value 5s.; one handkerchief, value 2d.; his property; one watch, value 25s.; one chain, value 6d.; one key, value 1d., the property of Peter Hattersley ; and two 1l. bank notes , the property of the said John Dyter ;and ELIZABETH REID for feloniously receiving, on the same day, one shawl, value 5s., part of the same goods, she knowing it to be stolen .

ESTHER DVTER . I am the wife of John Dyter ; we live at Hampstead . On the 26th of April, I had been out, and returned at seven o’clock in the evening, and missed the property - I had seen it all safe at five o’clock when I left home. I saw my watch again at Marlborough-street. The prisoner, Reid, was at the office, among the crowd, and I recognized my shawl on her back. I did not know either of the prisoners. A man of the name of Turner had been at my house that day, and the prisoner, Shepherd, with him - They left at three o’clock. I did not see them after they went away.

ESTHER DYTER. I am the daughter of the last witness. Turner and the prisoner, Shepherd, were at my mother’s. I was not at home when they left. My mother went out at five o’clock, and in about a quarter of an hour, I met Turner just by - We walked together till we got to our house. I then saw Shepherd come out of our yard, and join Turner - I saw no more of them - I went in. I am sure Shepherd is the man. I found the window pulled in - I missed the watch and money.

JOHN BROOKS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in High-street, St. Giles’s. On the 6th of April, between seven and eight o’clock in the evening, the prisoner, Shepherd, pledged a watch with me in his own name-on the Monday Mr. Dyter claimed it, and in the evening Shepherd came again to sell the watch to a man. I questioned him about it - He said that he bought it at Plymouth. The watch is worth 20s. or 25s.

JOHN NICHOLS. I went to Brooks’s, with Shepherd, to buy the watch - He asked me to buy it.

ESTHER DYTER . I did not see my money safe after they left.

SHEPHERD’S Defence. I was desired to pledge the watch by Turner.

SHEPHERD - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

REID- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 1799), crime

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