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John Shute

John Shute, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Shute
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 23rd February, 1877
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 183 (93)
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

Ross Seymour on 27th August, 2017 wrote:

Sentenced to death, later commuted to 14 years transportation.

D Wong on 27th August, 2017 wrote:

8/4/1819: Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England

Robert Bennett, for burglary. John Shute for stealing handkerchiefs ; John Carrol for stealing a silver watch from the person. John Watkins, for sheep-stealing.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
SHUTE, John. Per “Malabar”, 1819

1825 May 31, Jul 25:  On returns of Government servants transferred in the District of Evan; from James Tuxford to Thomas Hobby on 31 May.

1828 Census: Listed as Shirte, John, 28, government servant, Malabar 1819, 14 years, protestant, servant to Thos. Hobby, Evan.

11/5/1833: COF

1833: Married Eleanor Ann Hobby at Castlereagh.
They had at least 4 children:
Henry Francis 1831-1877
Sarah 1833-1916
George 1836-1923
Matilda 1839-1899

22/2/1877: John died aged 77 at Georges Plains, Central Tablelands, NSW

Convict Changes History

Rod Hall on 6th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 23rd February, 1877, occupation

Ross Seymour on 27th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 27th August, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Ross Seymour on 28th August, 2017 made the following changes:


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