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John Yewer, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 18 November 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||24th March, 1816
|Date of Death:
||26th July, 1879
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 468. Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-47$init=CON31-1-47p226
||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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Elizabeth Yewers on 29th December, 2018 wrote:
Married 13/03/1843 at Hobart, Emily Moss, daughter of convict Edward Moss.
Elizabeth Yewers on 30th December, 2018 wrote:
Born John Haysom but convicted under the name Yewer (later became Yewers). Went to Victoria and became confectioner/ caterer/ hotel operator. Returned to England to bring family members to Victoria, one of whom also took the name Yewers. Others retained Haysom.
Nell Murphy on 31st December, 2018 wrote:
Convict Conduct Record in VDL has details re John’s crime for house breaking and burglary, with two other men. Noted as “quiet & orderly”. Some notes of minor misconduct but received his ‘Ticket of Leave’ in 1841 and ‘Conditional Pardon’ in 1843 & 1845.
31 Jan 1843: Permission to Marry - to Emily Moss - granted.
31 March 1843: Marriage - John YEWER, aged 26 yrs, Confectioner to Emily MOSS, aged 20 yrs, spinster, at Parish Church of England, Hobart. (ref. 37/1/3 no. 383)
22 Dec 1843: Birth of child Henry Edward (registration is under name “Mewers”) Hobart. Parents listed as “John & Emily Mewers”. ref. 32/1/3 no. 2281.
29 Sept 1845: Birth of child “Mary Elizabeth Haydon YEWERS” at Hobart. Father - John YEWERS, Pastry cook, Liverpool St. Hobart. Mother - Emily MOSS. (ref. 33/1/2 no. 1282) Note: this child is also registered under the name “Mewers”.
15 Sept 1847: Departure from Launceston, VDL to Melbourne, Victoria per the ‘Shamrock’. Ship to Colony - ‘Waterloo’. (ref. POL459/1/2 p211)
19 Feb 1851: Mrs. YEWERS and children. Departure from Launceston to Melbourne per the “Shamrock”.
25 Dec 1852: Death of “Emily Haysom YEWERS” at Launceston. Father - John YEWERS. (ref. 1146451 - full certificate not available online)
Note: There may be other registrations under variations of name.
Convict Changes History
Elizabeth Yewers on 29th December, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 24th March, 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th July, 1879 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation
Nell Murphy on 31st December, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 468. Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-47$init=CON31-1-47p226 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Micr