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John Speed

John Speed, one of 156 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 28 September 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Speed
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1823
Age: 33 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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 28th September, 1822
Arrival date: 9th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 214
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 31st July, 2020 wrote:

Chester Assizes.—Prisoners confined in our Castle for trial at the approaching assizes : …
l2. John Speed, and 13. James Lea, for a burglary in the house of Ralph Ravenscroft, of Halton. ...
Chester Courant, 12 March 1822.

D Wong on 31st July, 2020 wrote:

1823: NSW BDM - John Speed died aged 33.

D Wong on 31st July, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index:
SPEED, John. Per “Princess Royal”, 1823

1823 Mar 17:  On list of convicts landed from the “Princess Royal” and forwarded to Minto for distribution Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.459)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 31st July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1823 (prev. 0000)

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