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John Ward, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||30th November, 1794
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 178
||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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D Wong on 12th July, 2020 wrote:
Star (London) London, England
18 Mar 1819:
Joseph Knipe, Thomas Smart, John Ward, and Benjamin Birmingham, were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Springate, in the night time, between the 27th and 28th October last, in the parish of Linton, and stealing therefrom twenty-two pieces of Irish linen, a large quantity of tea and tobacco, worth in the whole about £160.
The case went to the Jury under the Learned Judge’s directions, and they found all the prisoners Guilty___Death.
All were on the Malabar.
John Ward was listed as 25 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Kent.
John was 5’9” tall, fair pale complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.
Colonial Secretary Index:
WARD, James. Per “Malabar”, 1819
1819 Nov 5: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Malabar” and forwarded to Emu Plains for distribution; listed as John (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.14)
1824 Feb 9: Enquiry re the circumstances of his being sent from the Windsor District to Sydney Gaol about five months ago (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.305). Reply, 14 Feb (Reel 6060; 4/1777 p.182)
1824 Feb 20: Request for a copy of the warrant under which Ward was forwarded to Sydney Gaol (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.373). Reply, 1 Mar (Reel 6060; 4/1777 p.184)
1828 Census: 33 years old, employed as a ploughman living at South Creek, District of Melville, NSW.
27/8/1829: Permission to marry Frances Bell (Mariner) - She was 39 and John was 35 and on Bond - disallowed.
1831: TOL Evan - Granted for apprehending 2 runaways.
Cancelled by the Penrith Bench and sent to an Irong Gang for 12 months for receiving stolen property 28/11/1834.
20/2/1832: Permission to marry Eliza Brown (Louisa) she was 24 and on Bond - John was 37 and had TOL.
1832: Married at St. John’s, Parramatta.
(Eliza died in 1860 aged 52).
1846: Recommended for a CP - Recommended by W W Jenkins JP; Jonathan Innes; P Plunkett JP; R M Cole JP.
Convict Changes History
Di MacDonald on 14th March, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 30th November, 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 12th July, 2020 made the following changes: