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Details for the convict John Low (1833)

Convict Name:John Low
Trial Place:Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Trial Date:11 February 1833
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Heroine
Arrival Year:1833
 
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John Low was 22 when he was convicted of robbery in the Edinburgh Court. He was sentenced to life, and transported to Sydney on the “Heroine”. He married an Irish girl, Frances Kearney. She arrived on the “Red Rover” as a free settler, but sent out in order to populate Australia. They married in 1835, had 3 children, and I believe Frances died in 1845. John received his pardon in 1848, and by 1850 he was in Wattle Flat, NSW.
He is mentioned in a book by Henry Neary “Ghosts of the Goldfields” , which records the early life in Sofala and Wattle Flat, NSW.
According to that book, John Low built the first church and school in Wattle Flat in the early 1850s. He died in Wattle Flat in 1899, suffering from dementia.
I can’t count the number of his descendants, but I am one of them.
Submitted by Researcher (8819) on 19 January 2019

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Research notes

NSW Australia Register of Convicts application to marry 1826 - 1851 (SRA of NSW) Australian Death Index 1787 - 1985 Reg #7787 1899
Submitted by Researcher (8819) on 19 January 2019

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Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/9, p.108

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