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John Weston

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Weston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Quarryman
Date of Death: 5th August, 1875
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 14th July, 1816
Arrival date: 20th December, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 62 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; and Irish Convicts to Australia, by Peter Mayberry at http://members.pcug.org.au Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910
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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 17th August, 2020 wrote:

TRIED: February 1816, Dublin City (see http://members.pcug.org.au).

NATIVE PLACE: Dublin

Dianne Jones on 17th August, 2020 wrote:

CRIME: Burglary and robbery. John Weston was aged 21 when he arrived in NSW (see New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849).

Dianne Jones on 16th February, 2021 wrote:

John WESTON – per Surry 1 (2), born 1796, native place Dublin Co, quarryman, was convicted of burglary and robbery. He was tried before Judges Day and Daly in Dublin City on 17 February 1816, and sentenced to death, respited to transportation for life.

He was admitted to Kilmainham Gaol on 22 December 1815 (prisoner #2049), and was discharged from the jail on 16 May 1816 to be “sent on board the convict ship”.

Two of his co-accused, Matthew McMANUS and George MEALEY, were sentenced to death and executed on 18 March 1816; while a third, Joseph McMANUS, a labourer (born 1794; native place Dublin Co), had his sentence respited to transportation for life and was on board the Surry 1 with Weston (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 17th August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; and Irish Convicts to Australia, by Peter Mayberry at http://members.pcug.org.au (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Weston,

Dianne Jones on 17th August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of death: 5th August, 1875 (prev. 0000)

Dianne Jones on 17th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 1796), crime

Dianne Jones on 16th February, 2021 made the following changes:

source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; and Irish Convicts to Australia, by Peter Mayberry at http://members.pcug.org.au Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910 (prev. New So

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