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John Yewer

John Yewer, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 18 November 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Yewer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th March, 1816
Occupation: Confectioner
Date of Death: 26th July, 1879
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 18th November, 1834
Arrival date: 3rd March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts

References

Primary 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
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

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

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