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John Barker (1793–1874)

John Barker, butcher, was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1817 aboard the Larkins. He was described as being 5 feet 6¼ inches tall, and had a dark ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. Upon his arrival he was forwarded to Windsor for 'distribution'. In 1822 he was working as a stockman and a year later, when he gained his freedom, was working as an overseer for Richard Fitzgerald at Bathurst.

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  • death notice, Evening News (Sydney), 28 November 1874, p 2

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Life Summary [details]


Nottinghamshire, England


25 November, 1874 (aged ~ 81)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: unknown
Trial Date: 1816