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John Watson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Watson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Fisherman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Kilkenny
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 13th February, 1824
Arrival date: 15th July, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 57 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 19th September, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
John Watson,  age 23, Prince Regent I (2) 1824, Tried at Kilkenny Co., 1823, 7 years,  DOB 1801, Native place, Newfoundland Canada, Fisherman.

Colonial Secretary Index.

WATSON, John. Per “Prince Regent”, 1824.

1824 Jul 21 - On list of convicts landed from the “Prince Regent” and forwarded to Appin for distribution (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.1)
1824 Jul 31 - On return of convicts per “Prince Regent” sent from Sydney to be distributed in the District of Appin; assigned to Walter Peppard (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.67)

The undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week, viz.
Prince Regent (3), John Watson.
Sydney Gazette, 9 May 1835.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th September, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Watson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1801, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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