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John Weston

John Weston, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Weston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1818
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 203 (103)
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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Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 November 2019), September 1814, trial of JOHN WESTON (t18140914-130).

JOHN WESTON, Theft - grand larceny, 14th September 1814.

823. JOHN WESTON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 22nd of July , ten shirts, value 15 s. and a shawl, value 18 d. the property of John Borton .

ELIZABETH BORTON. I get my bread by the wash-tub. I lost my things on the 22nd of July; I live in a kitchen, 12, Brook-street, Fitzroy-square . I lost ten shirts; I was out about ten minutes, about half past eight in the morning, I went out my work; I left my husband’s breakfast at the are, and a loaf and butter in the cupboard for him to get his breakfast. I came back at half after nine; I asked my husband if he had breakfasted; he said, no. There was nothing for him to eat; I looked in the cupboard; the loaf and butter was gone. I missed my shirts; a child said, a man had been in my room; he said, he came with something to be washed. Mr. Crocker has got my things.

EDWARD CROCKER . I am an officer. From information, I pursued the prisoner; I found him in the New-road, with a bundle at his back; I took him back to Mrs. Borton; she claimed the property in the bundle. I secured him. This shirt I took off the prisoner; he had put on a clean shirt out of the the bundle, and put this dirty one in it.

Prosecutor. They are all my property.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was coming down the New-road, this bundle laid before me; I went into the field, and put this clean shirt on.

GUILTY , aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

John Weston was on a List of 40 male convicts embarked on the Brig Kangaroo for the Derwent. 13th April 1816.
No.8, John Weston, Baring, Middx G.D., 14 Sep 1814, 7 yrs. Lab.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th May, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Paris of St David’s Hobart -
No; 285
Name; John Weston
When Died; 1 July 1818
When Buried; 2 July 1818
Age; 28
Ship’s Name;  Baring
Remarks;  Convict

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd July, 2021 wrote:

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 25
Name; John Weston
Ship; Emu - 1816. To Colony - Baring
Height; 5 Ft 4 1/2 in
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Blue
Age; 22
Trade; Labourer
Trial; London - 1815 - 7 years
Native Place; London
Remarks; DIED; 1 July 1818

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1818 (prev. 0000)

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