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John Youard

John Youard, one of 270 convicts transported on the Nile, 18 September 1857

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Youard
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1839
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 8th October, 1903
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Nile
Departure date: 18th September, 1857
Arrival date: 1st January, 1858
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 230
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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D Wong on 22nd June, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOHN YOUARD, Theft > extortion, 19th September 1853.
Offence: Theft > extortion
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation

JOHN YOUARD , feloniously accusing Joseph Kahn of an abominable crime, with intent to extort money from him.
MESSRS. BALLANTINE and PARRY conducted the Prosecution;
MR. CLARKSON conducted the Defence.
(The particulars of this case were unfit for publication.)
GUILTY . Aged 14.— Transported for Life.

John was tried in 1853 and arrived in WA 5 years later, so he was 19 years old on arrival.
He was 5’4 ½” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, middling stout, semi literate, protestant, single. Occupation: House Painter.

9/6/1859: TOL
CP Perth

1859: was working for himself.

14/4/1869: Free Pardon

7/4/1860: Married Martha (Matilda) Jones – Perth. (Martha born 15/3/1837 Midsummer Norton, Somerset and died 11/3/1924 at Geraldton WA, aged 86)

1860: They were resident at St Mary Abbots, Kensington, England.

1862: Back in Perth – 6 children born.

1867: At Geraldton – 2 children born.

1870: To Manchester England for 6 years with family – 3 children born there.

Aug. 1876 – Return to Fremantle.

1881: 1 daughter born Geraldton.

8/10/1903: John died at Geraldton and was buried at the Eastern Road Cemetery, Geraldton, WA.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1839 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th October, 1903 (prev. 0000), occupation

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