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Details for the convict John Lowrie (1806)

Convict Name:John Lowrie
Trial Place:Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:11 April 1804
Sentence:7 years
Notes:aka Laurie
Arrival Details
Ship:Fortune (1)
Arrival Year:1806
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John Lowrie, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806 Middlesex Gaol Delivery Sure name is spelt Laurie,

Passenger arrivals at Port Chalmers,
New Zealand, 1848-1851
Laurie, John (24) [farmer; NSW]. [CORNWALL]

1810 -24th April -Sarah “BOCKERER” (aged abt 19) married convict John Lawrie/Lawry [per “Fortune” in 1806]. She had a lot of children, the eldest who was either Amelia born 29 Dec 1810 or Astly whose christening was not registered (perhaps born before the marriage, or otherwise quite a go ahead young man).
Astly strongly appears to be their child since John Lawrie was transported internally for 3 years for a colonial crime in early 1826 so Sarah would have been in difficult financial circumstances and in December 1826 Astly Lawrie had assaulted his mother’s landlord for removing property when his mother did not pay her debt.{Sydney Gazette, 9/12 1826]

•John Laurie born 1 February 1785 died 25 June 1873, married to Sarah Laurie in the Karaka or Kawhia. John Laurie was a former transported convict who after seven years sentence in Australia moved to New Zealand and lived in the Karaka or Kawhia areas.
•His son Astley Laurie, also known as John Smith or Tamete Astley Smith, who died in a boating accident between 1846 and 1849, his body was never found.
•Astley Laurie discussed above married Te Rangiata Laurie, who died in 1840. There was a daughter Annie Laurie from the Kawhia area.

Submitted by Researcher (ngaire patiole) on 13 June 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/1, p.375

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