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John Yorath

John Yorath, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Yorath
Aliases: Torath, Yarrith
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 49 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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Glamorgan Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 94
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

D Wong on 21st October, 2013 wrote:

14/10/1814: On list of convicts forwarded to William Cox at Windsor for distribution.

1826: TOL Windsor
1835: TOL Windsor

9/12/1830: Permission to marry Bridget Coghlan (Elizabeth 4)aged 40 TOL, John was 41 and had a TOL.

1831: Married Bridget at St Matthew’s Windsor.

21/11/1831: TOL cancelled for theft.

No death date found.

D Wong on 16th January, 2016 wrote:

John Yorath was 18 years old when convicted of ‘Burglary of the house of David Lewis, of Llantrisant co. Glamorgan and stealing money to the value of £44 12s. 8d”

Punishment Verdict:
Death, commuted to transportation for life.

1835: NSW BDM - John YARRITH died aged 49.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1789, gender, occupation

D Wong on 16th January, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Torath, alias2: Yarrith, date of birth: 1786 (prev. 1789), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), crime

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