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John Taylor

John Taylor, one of 272 convicts transported on the Perseus and Coromandel, January 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Perseus and Coromandel
Departure date: January, 1802
Arrival date: 14th August, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 251 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 312
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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Denis Pember on 22nd February, 2017 wrote:

## There were actually 3 convicts by the name of John Taylor transported on “Coromandel” in 1802.
This makes it very difficult to ascertain exactly which John is referred to:
However, this is the John Taylor, tried in 1797 at Wiltshire and sentenced to 7 years.
The 1811 Muster clearly identifies him..
[Ref 5703 page 123] Taylor, John, Coromandel, Tried Wiltshire, 1797, 7 years (PRO n1424).

Denis Pember on 22nd February, 2017 wrote:

John had a long term relationship with Ann Wilson (Convict, 1807, “Sydney Cove”). Ann had arrived in the colony with 2 young children from a relationship in England.
She and John had 3 children in the colony.

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote:

1825 muster (1823-1825)
Taylor, John, free by servitude, Coromandel 1802, 7 years, landholder, Seven Hills.
Wilson, Ann, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1807, 14 years, wife of John Taylor, Parramatta
Wilson, Margaret, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of Ann Wilson, Sydney.
## [also] Taylor, Margaret, 26, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 12, born in the colony, daughter of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, Charles, 20, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Parramatta.
Taylor, James, 19, came free, Sydney Cove, 1807, son of John Taylor, Sydney.

It all seems a little mixed up - We have John and Ann and then Margaret (is she entered twice? Was there a daughter Margaret with Ann on Sydney Cove?)
Then the daughter Elizabeth and the two step sons, here named Taylor but actually Martin should be the name.

Memorials To The Governor, 1810-1826
Text: ...The respectful memorial of James and Charles Martin, -
That memorialists came out with their mother seventeen years ago then infants at her bosom. That they are now arrived at the age of eighteen years and reside with their father and mother at Dural.
That memorialists never having received any indulgences of land from the Crown - and being anxious to improve a portion mist respectfully submit Your Excellency to take their case into your favourable consideration and extend to then such portion of land for agricultural pursuits as to Your Excellency shall seem meet and for such mark of favour.
New South Wales 7th August 1823

Denis Pember on 23rd February, 2017 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 363….
[T0169] Taylor, John, 48, free by servitude, Coromandel 1, 1798, 7 years, Protestant, labourer, York Street Sydney.
[T0170] Taylor, Ann, 50, free by servitude, Sydney Cove, 1806, 7 years, Protestant
[T0171] Taylor, Margaret, 17 born in the colony.
[T0172] Taylor, Elizabeth, 14, born in the colony.

Maureen Withey on 3rd May, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury. The calendar contained only twelve prisoners, four of whom were capitally convicted, viz. James Jenkins and William Jenkins, for stealing sheep from a field at Cricklade, the property of Mr E Smith of that place, and Henry Peaple and John Taylor for horse stealing.
Hampshire Chronicle, 18 Mar 1797

Prison Hulk Records, HO 9-8-1 p 34.
Record for hulk Fortunee, from 1 April 1801:
John Taylor, age not clear, (possibly 21), convicted at New Sarum, 11 Mar 1797, C.re. (capitally respited), sentenced to B.S.7 (transportation 7 yrs)sent on board the Coromandel 1802.  Listed on the hulk with six other prisoners from New Sarum, and who were all transported on the Coromandel, except one who died in 18 April 1801.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 22nd February, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 3rd May, 2019 made the following changes:


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