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John Holt (c. 1777–1827)

John Holt (1777- ) was sentenced to 7 years transportation on 18 March 1793 at the York Assizes, England. He arrived at Sydney in May 1798 aboard the Barwell.

Holt married Ann Fowles on 15 March 1801 at St John's Parramatta. At the time he was renting 80 acres of land: 10 were cleared and 8 acres were cultivated. In 1802 he purchased 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. By 1806 he held 110 acres: 80 acres had been purchased and he was renting 30 acres from Mr Cox. He employed one free man and one convict. By 1814 he was working as a waterman at Sydney. He had moved to Liverpool by 1820. In 1822 and 1825 he gave his occupation as farmer.

John Holt died at the Sydney Benevolent Asylum and was buried on 12 September 1827; his age was given as 65.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 4 September 2020

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Alternative Names
  • Hold, John

c. 1777


September, 1827 (aged ~ 50)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Yorkshire
Trial Date: 18 March 1793