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John Tucker

John Tucker, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Tucker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 6th February, 1760
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd June, 1834
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 994 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 114
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

D Wong on 26th April, 2017 wrote:

John Tucker was tried in London in 1789, aged about 30, for ‘stealing various items including 490 yards of linen’. He was on board the ship ‘Active’.  His step-mother, Mary Tucker was transported on the Neptune in 1790, for ‘receiving some of the stolen property’.
Soon after arrival he was assigned to the Sydney Commissariat as an assistant storekeeper.

In 1794 he married Ann Viles/Vales, the widow of Nicholas Viles/Vales who died in 1792. Ann was transported along with Nicholas on the Royal Admiral 1792.  Their 2 children, Ann and Sarah were with them, Ann died in 1792 and Sarah in 1793.
John and Ann had two children while in Sydney, John jnr born in 1795 and Charlotte in 1797.

In 1803 John Tucker was promoted to the position of storekeeper with an annual salary of £50. In 1804 he was appointed as the first storekeeper at Newcastle, sacked in 1805 and reappointed in 1807.
He was allowed to take up land on the Paterson River about 1812.
In 1823 John retired from his position in Newcastle and moved to his land at Paterson’s Plains that he named ‘Albion Farm’.

23/6/1834: John died at Albion Farm - Ann died in 1839.  Both are buried at ‘Albion Farm’.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 6th February, 1760 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd June, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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