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Details for the convict John Ford (1840)

Convict Name:John Ford
Trial Place:Lancaster Assizes
Trial Date:24 March 1840
Sentence:15 years
Notes:alias Barry alias Patrick Liston
Arrival Details
Ship:Eden I (2)
Arrival Year:1840
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  • Researcher (Terry Sjostedt)
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John Ford was charged at Lancaster assizes in 1840 with simple burglary, convicted and transported, on the Eden, for 15 years. He ended up in Moreton Bay, Q’ld, received his TOL in 1846, pardon 1851 and married an Irish orphan girl, Catherine Hegarty in 1850 in Ipswich. They had 12 children, and there are many descendants. I am John’s gr gr grandson and my cousin Patricia Stolz Camplin is his gr granddaughter.
John & Catherine became respected and reasonably prosperous land owners & for a time he was the owner & publican of Rockton Inn. His obituary in 1894 says ‘he was one of the oldest pioneers of this district & was generally respected by all who knew him’. Family notices speak of a beloved father and grandfather.
John is a wonderful example of a convict who seized the opportunity for a fresh start and new life.
We would love to hear from any other descendants.
We have been unable to prove that Thomas, also on the Eden & charged and convicted at the same time, was his brother. It is likely, but unproven.
Terry Sjostedt.
Submitted by Researcher (Terry Sjostedt) on 14 April 2019

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/12, p.203

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