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John Squelch

John Squelch, one of 190 convicts transported on the Layton, 17 June 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Squelch
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 17th June, 1829
Arrival date: 8th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 101 (53)
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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Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2019 wrote:

On Thursday evening last, the 16th Jan. instant, John Squelch. aged about 70 years, a native of Warwickshire, England, and, formerly an assigned servant of Colonel Dumaresq, committed suicide by drowning himself in the Hunter River, at St. Hellers, near Muswell Brook.  A magisterial enquiry was held, and the evidence showed insanity -a verdict was returned accordingly.
Maitland Mercury, 21 Jan 1862

Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2019 wrote:

Warwickshire assizes
ATTACK on Mr. DUGDALE’S GAMEKEEPERS. Joseph   alias Warren (aged 23), William Ireland (28),  John Mogford, Thos. Darlistone (23), William Goldby (26), John Mellor (25), John Squelch (29), John White (36), Henry White (25), David White (1?)), and James White (27), four brothers, were arraigned on an indictment, charging the first-named prisoner with having, on the night the 19th December last, at Merevale, feloniously and maliciously fired at Robert Hood and three others, gamekeepers of D. S. Dugdale, Esq., with with intent kill and murder them; and the other ten prisoners with aiding and abetting the said Joseph Warren. second indictment charged the prisoners with the misdemeanor of being found armed at night, for the purpose of destroying game and a third, with stealing poultry, the same night, from the premises of Mr. Alcock, at Mancetter. Joseph White, another of the same family the four four prisoners of that name, was also charged with the above offences, but has eluded apprehension; and Joseph Cross, an accomplice, was admitted King’s evidence. The prisoners, who were eleven remarkably powerful, active, young men, were tried on the capital charge; ...
Leamington Spa Courier, 18 April 1829

Shooting at Mr Dugdale’s Keeper – Thomas Darliston, Joseph Warren, John Mogford, John Squelch, William Ireland – transported for life. - David White, William Goldby, John White, John Mellor, James White, and Henry White, for fourteen years.
Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser, 2 May 1829.

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