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John Stuart

John Stuart, one of 130 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 23 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Stuart
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Hawker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 23rd November, 1824
Arrival date: 18th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 130 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 233 (118)
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

paul on 18th June, 2018 wrote:

There is a convict token held by Paul ware for this convict

D Wong on 18th June, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: grand larceny.
15th July 1824
Sentence Transportation

JOHN STUART was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 5th of April a barometer, value 20 s.; a looking glass value 5 s.; a knife, value 1 s.; and a fork, value 1 s. ; the goods of John Cetti.

JOHN CETTI. I am a traveller, and sell barometers. On the 5th of April, I lost a barometer from the Bull’s Head, public house, Hitchen, in Herts. I had left it there on the 30th of March, with a glass and a knife and fork, in a trunk. When I came to town on the 17th of April I heard they had been stolen.

Prisoner’s Defence. The house has many lodgers. The gentleman states I was there three nights, and during that time he does not say the box was locked, but there might be other persons come into that room. The pawnbroker stated at Bow-street, that he believed I was the man, but could not swear it.

JAMES REYNOLDS re-examined. When the prisoner left the house, he got out of the front room window into the street, the door was locked - I was called to break it open, and found the window open, and the lid of the box standing wide open.

GUILTY. Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years.

John Stuart was listed as being 29 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born at Durham.

John was 5’7” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, High temples, flesh mole on right cheek near nose, one on left side upper lip, single.

1830 Muster: Public Works.

1831: COF

Convict Changes History

paul on 18th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 18th June, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

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