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John Welch

John Welch, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Welch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: Theft~housebreaking
Convicted at: Edinburgh Circuit Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date*: 31st March, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 54
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

John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 wrote:

On 25 October 1808, John Welsh alias Welch, Bathgate appeared at Edinburgh High Court on a libel - theft by housebreaking at Bathgate (no details, but in now West Lothian).  Found guilty and transported for 14 years.  See McGowan, John (2013) A New Civic Order: The contribution of the City of Edinburgh Police, 1805-1812, p 151 and p 230.

Convict Changes History

John McGowan on 25th October, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

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