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John Sheridan

John Sheridan, one of 250 convicts transported on the Larkins, 24 July 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sheridan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a gown etc.
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 24th July, 1817
Arrival date: 22nd November, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 361 (182)
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 8th September, 2019 wrote:

WHEREAS JOHN SHERIDAN, Free by Servitude, stands charged with several frauds, and has absconded from his Employment in this District, all constables and others are strictly enjoined to apprehend the said Sheridan, in order to his being forwarded to the Penrith Bench, to answer the said Charges. Sheridan came here in the Larkins, in 1817, stands about 5 feet 4 inches high, fair ruddy complexion, bald fair hair, is about 50 years of age, and goes by the name of ” Dublin Jack “
Penrith Court-house, JOHN PURCEL, Chief Constable, Emu. Jan 17 1826.
Sydney Gazette, 26 Jan 1826

Maureen Withey on 8th September, 2019 wrote:

John Sheridan was tried at the Old Bailey. (Source -Old Bailey online)

JOHN SHERIDAN, Theft - grand larceny, 6th December 1815.

86. JOHN SHERIDAN was indicted for stealing on the 28th of November , two frocks, value 15s. the property of James Lockhead .

ELIZABETH LOCKHEAD . I lost these two frocks, on the 28th of November, I live at 28, George-street, Grosvenor-square . The prisoner at the bar came in and took these two frocks out of the basket, in the yard, adjoining the washhouse; I don’t know how he got in. I ran after him crying stop thief! and he was stopped in Oxford-street, by a gentleman; he dropped the frocks in the yard, as he was making his escape.

GUILTY , aged 50.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

He is listed in the Irish Convict database, which includes the following information:
Native of Dublin, born 1775, age 42 when convicted in Middlesex in 1815. Trade, butcher.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 8th September, 2019 made the following changes:


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