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John Weston

John Weston, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Weston
Aliases: Wotton
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th February, 1868
Age: 70 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 Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 330
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

Don Weston on 13th August, 2013 wrote:

Re permission to marry John Weston, per “Lord Eldon”, at Sydney; also listed as Farling (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.108 & 4/3503 p.11).
Married Mary FARLAND in Sydney 1821.

D Wong on 15th August, 2013 wrote:

John Weston was 18 years old on arrival in NSW.  He was transported for stealing a silver watch and chain and seals, value 40s., the property of Elizabeth Harris in the dwelling house of William Balfour.

1827: TOL Sydney
1828: TOL Sydney
1/12/1829: TOL Cancelled for keeping a disorderly house.

1839: TOL Penrith :Born London, trade Hairdresser/Stonemason.

20/8/1849: CP

1821: Married Mary Fahrland/farland/farrell (Lord Wellington 1820).

7/2/1868: Syd. Morn. Herald: John Weston, Stonemason, late of Penrith and Hampshire, aged 66 years, of chronic disease of the brain.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th August, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1798, date of death 7th February, 1868, gender, crime

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