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John Stapleton

John Stapleton, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 03 September 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Stapleton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 3rd September, 1820
Arrival date: 28th December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 377 (190)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
Ticket of Leave Date: 10 MAY 1827 . No; 27/492

Native Place: ESSEX
Date Of Trial: 12 APRIL 1820
Complexion: FAIR RUDDY
Height; 5 FT 401/2 INCHES
Eyes; GREY


568. JOHN STAPLETON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , one watch, value 20 s., and one handkerchief value 4 s. , the goods of Isaac Medell .

ANN MEDELL . I am the wife of Isaac Medell , we live in Mourning-lane, Hackney . On the 15th of March, between eleven and one o’clock, the watch was safe in a drawer in my room. I was out at work, returned about nine o’clock, and it was gone. I saw it afterwards at a pawnbroker’s in Barbican.

ROBERT HUXSON . I am a pawnbroker and live in Barbican. On the 15th of March, in the afternoon, the prisoner pledged the watch with me for 14 s. Mrs. Medell claimed it three or four days afterwards.

JOHN GARVA . I am a constable of Hackney. I apprehended the prisoner on the 25th of March; I told him it was for stealing the watch, he made no reply.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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