Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Barford, John (c. 1766–?)

John Barford and John Cropper were found guilty on 14 December 1785 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a trunk full of clothing from a waggoner. Sentenced to 7 years transportation both men were sent to the Ceres hulk. They arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Alexander as part of the First Fleet.

Barford was sent to Norfolk Island on the Mary Ann in August 1791. In May 1794 he was working for Thomas Crowder. No further information has been found about him.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 23

Related Entries in NCB Sites

Citation details

'Barford, John (c. 1766–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 September 2020.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Barferd, John

c. 1766

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Key Events
Key Places