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John Spokes

John Spokes, one of 136 convicts transported on the Royal Charlotte, 18 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Spokes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 15th April, 1889
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Charlotte
Departure date: 18th November, 1824
Arrival date: 29th April, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 136 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 224
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

Robyn H Hand on 1st October, 2013 wrote:

John Spokes was charged with braking into the open Mill of Thomas Pearman at Mapledurham and stealing there out 1 shirt, 1 silk handkerchief, 2 pen knives, a quantity of flour &c his Property. Sentenced at Oxford Assizes 28.7.1824, 7 years arriving Royal Charlotte 29.4.1825. TOL. 31.8.1830 COF. 28.2.1830 indented to William Freeman Port Macquarie, Rolland Plains and there he had an affair with an Aboriginal woman and they had a child called Fanny Spokes born 1.4.1834 Rolland Plains she later married William Lovelock in 1858 “Clarefield Farm”

Convict Changes History

Robyn H Hand on 1st October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805, date of death 15th April, 1889, gender, occupation, crime

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