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John White

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John White
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sedition
Convicted at: Roscommon
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: 1. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 2. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 3. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, p292 4. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822 5. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Special Bundles, 1794-1825 6. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, p118b 7. Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Within The Colony, 1814-1827, p210 8. NSW Certificates
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Dianne Jones on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:

NATIVE OF: Ballinasloe, Ireland (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821).

DoB: 1790, age given as 30yo on voyage, and 30 in 1820/21 (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821).

DoD: No listing for him in the Australian Convict Death Register.

CONVICTED AT: Roscommon, Lent 1820, along with 7 others on the same charge and tried at the same sessions (NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849).

Dianne Jones on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:

OTHER:
1820, 29 September: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Dorothy” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, p292).

1822: John White per Dorothy, general servant to L White, Sydney (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822).

1823, 2 May: John White on list of prisoners assigned – to Rev John Therry, Sydney [Roman Catholic Chaplain] (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Special Bundles, 1794-1825).

1825: On list of convicts mustered in the employ of Revd J J Therry; in 1823-25 (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, p118b).

1925, 19 December: John White – convict in the service of Revd John J Therry of Sydney at the last two musters. JJ Therry, having had the same five assigned convicts with him for the last two consecutive musters, is to be granted 500 acres of land (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Within The Colony, 1814-1827, p210).

1837, 15 March: Certificate of Freedom granted to John White, 5’9”, ruddy complexion, brown to grey hair, blue eyes, 46. Notation at bottom says “Cleared out for Launceston 9 September 43” (see NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208) Register of Certificates of Freedom Registers of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833).

1843: Went to Launceston - as above. Does “cleared out” mean he ran away or was he cleared (given permission) to leave?

Dianne Jones on 27th June, 2020 wrote:

1820, 6 March: Committed by the Government to Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin; one of eight men listed as “A convict from the County Roscommon”.

1820, 15 April: All eight were discharged and “sent on board the convict ship” (to serve their sentences of 7 years transportation) (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 2nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: 1. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 2. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: White, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of bi

Dianne Jones on 2nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 2. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 3. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, p292 4. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster

Dianne Jones on 27th June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 2. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 3. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, p292 4. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster

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