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John Guyatt (c. 1739–1818)

John Guyatt (c.1739-1818) and John Carter were found guilty on 14 January 1789 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing ten hens valued at 10 shillings; three cocks valued at 5 shillings; and two ducks and a drake valued at 3 shillings. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he arrived at Sydney aboard the Admiral Barrington in October 1791 as part of the Third Fleet.

Guyat married Phebe MacClean, a widow, at St John's Church, Parramatta, on 8 October 1794. In 1800 he was working as a farmer, as a charcoal burner in 1806, and as a labourer in 1814. He died on 4 June 1818 at Sydney.

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Alternative Names
  • Guiat, John
  • Guyat, John
  • Gyatt, John
  • Guyett, John

c. 1739


4 June, 1818 (aged ~ 79)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Places
Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 14 January 1789