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John Parton Berringer (1792–1826)

John Parton Thomas Berringer (1792-1826), blacksmith, was found guilty at the Old Bailey, London, on 19 February 1812 of stealing a waistcoat valued at six shillings. Sentenced to life transportation he arrived at Sydney (as John Parton) aboard the Fortune in June 1813. He was described in prison records as being 5 feet 9 inches (175.3 cms) tall with a fair complexion, dark brown hair, and brown eyes. Berringer married Elizabeth Bradley on 2 September 1816 at St Philips Church, Sydney; they had three daughters.

In 1814, as John Parton, he was working as a shingle splitter, and as a labourer in 1822. In 1825 both he and his wife applied for his emancipation. In September 1825 he was listed as a government servant in the employment of his wife.

Berringer was accidentally shot on 26 December 1826 at Kissing Point and was buried on 1 January 1827 at Parramatta.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Beringer, John Parton
  • Parton, John
  • Parten, John

26 April, 1792
London, Middlesex, England


26 December, 1826 (aged 34)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 19 February 1812


Occupation: blacksmith


Children: Yes (3)