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John Sullivan

John Sullivan, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sullivan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 23rd December, 1820
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 61 (32)
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 21st April, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
New South Wales Male L-Y 1820

Sullivan, John. (1) Arrival Nov 1818. Morley. Tried Old Bailey. Oct 1817. Sentenced to 7 years. How Disposed of - Executed 1820 - Dead
Name: John Sullivan
Event Date: 14 Aug 1820
Arrival year: 1817
Vessel: Morley
Event Description: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta”
Comments: Per “Morley”, 1817
Page: 198
NAME: John Sullivan
EVENT DATE: 16/08/1820
Government man to Thomas Farrer, sentenced to be sent to Newcastle, to be brought back in connection with robbery at house of John White
PAGE: 127-30
Name: John Sullivan
Event Date: 18 Sep 1820
Event Description: Now at Newcastle, should be sent back to Sydney in connection with robberies at Minto & Cabramatta
Comments: Convict
Page: 156-7
Name: John Sullivan
Date of Admission/Photo: 20 Oct 1820
Gaol: Sydney
Gaol Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Entrance Book
To be held till called
Name: John Sullivan
Vessel Arrived In: Morley
Date of Admission/Photo: 30 Nov 1820
Gaol: Sydney
Gaol Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Record Type: Entrance Book
Committed by Bench. Liverpool
———————————————————————————————————————Name: John Sullivan
Event Date: 22-14 Nov-Dec 1820
Event Description: Sentenced to death; to be executed.
In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction
Comments: Convict
Page: 29

John Sullivan, Michael Tracy & George Spencer
Charged with burglary in the Dwelling House of John White in the District of Minto - Guilty - Sentenced to Death.
Sullivan and Tracey to be Executed and Spencer incarceration of his youth - be commuted for transportation for live in Newcastle.

John Sullivan - 23 December 1820 - Hanged at Sydney for Burglary.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 23rd December, 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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