John Lloyd SMITH, ,Transported Convict

Male 1803 - Yes, date unknown


Personal Information

  • Name John Lloyd SMITH 
    Suffix ,Transported Convict 
    Born 10 Mar 1803  Newcastle-Upon-Tyne , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the 1837 Convict Muster ,Johns age is recorded as 31 years,assigned to Mr Seth Hawker,of Sydney.(New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 Record for John L Smith ).
    Christened 7 Apr 1803  St.Nicholas, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • John Lloyd Smith( alias John Smith,alias W.G.Smith, alias John Lloyd, alias Shepherd, alias Scott) was convicted of stealing a horse in Edinburgh, Scotland on 8th January 1830 and sentenced to be transported for seven years. He arrived in Sydney on the ship "York" on 7th February, 1831. Another convict aboard, Thomas Armitage Salmon became his brother in law and his partner in a butchering business from 1838-43. In the 1837 New South Wales Convict muster ,he is recorded as also using the alias Alexander Gunn..

      John Lloyd Smith was later convicted of forgery in Port Phillip,whilst purchasing cattle(reported in The Sydney Morning Herald ,Monday 17 April 1843 ), and sentenced to transportation for the term of seven years,arriving in Port Arthur on The Lady Franklin,in 1846.The NSW archive records show he again obtained a Ticket of Leave in 1847 /1848,(Ref:Launceston Examiner Saturday 7 August 1847 Edition: Morning p8 Advertising)and a conditional Pardon on 28th July 1855,Pardon Number 65/006.

      In 1860 he was again in trouble as reported in the The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 18 July 1860-(This time a sentence of seven years hard labour was handed down)

      "WOLLONGONG QUARTER SESSIONS. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. .July 12 AND 13. Before Henry Cary, Esq , Chairman . John Smith alias W. G. Smith, alias John Lloyd Smith, was charged with having forged a cheque for 10. A second count charged the prisoner with having feloniously uttered the cheque, knowing it to be forged. The Crown Prosecutor, Mr. Forbes, conducted the prosecution in this and the following cases. The prisoner was undefended. It appeared in evidence that, on the 19th of April last, the prisoner called at the house of Mr Law, publican, at Jamberoo , and having had refreshments for himself and his horse, to the value of 2s. 6d., offered in payment a cheque for 5, signed by W. G. Smith, and received 4 17s. 6d. in change. "Mr. Law being informed that the cheque was worthless, found the prisoner, and told him so ; whereupon the prisoner gave him another cheque for 10, signed in the name of T. Kosten, at the same time telling the prosecutor that it was drawn by Mr. Kosten, pork-butcher of Pitt street, Sydney. The cheque was not paid when presented, and Mr. Kosten now swore that it was a forgery. Verdict, guilty on both counts. The same prisoner was, before the close of the Sessions, tried, and found guilty of having forged another cheque for 4 5s., purporting to be drawn by Mr. James Etherington, of Sydney, butcher, and was sentenced to seven years' hard labour on the public works of the colony for the two offences."

      (Ref:New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870 Record for John Lloyd Smith)
      On the 28th July, 1865,after representation on his behalf ,it was recommended by Sir John Young that John Lloyd Smith be granted a Pardon for his crime on condition that" he immediately leave the Australian Colonies and shall not at any time return to Australia." It is unsure to whence he departed.

      (In 1843 John Lloyd Smith had been apprehended on the cutter "Jemima", which was departing for New Zealand prior to his appearance for forgery,as reported in the reported in The Sydney Morning Herald ,Wednesday 19 April 1843,and the Port Phillip Herald on the 4th April.) It is quite possible he relocated to New Zaland after being ejected from the Australian Colonies..
    • (Research):John Lloyd Smith was born John BELL ,son of Elizabeth Bell (born c1783 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) , to an unknown father .Elizabeth later married John Smith (b.approx.1779, died approx. 1830) on 8.10.1804 in Newcastle . John Bell was adopted by his step father ,and became John Lloyd Smith .(Children to Elizabeth and John were: Alice Smith b. 29.5.1805 ,Jane Smith b. 25.11.1806 and married James Lowrie in St.Cuthbert's Edinburgh, Scotland on 25.1.1824 ,and Thomas Smith b. 16.11.1807)
    Person ID I15126  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2016 

    Mother Elizabeth BELL,   b. Abt 1783, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne , Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann SALMON, ,daughter of Joseph Salmon,of St. James St. ,Leeds,   b. 21 Dec 1803, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1869, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1835  St Phillips Church of England, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John and Mary married with the Governor's permission(application granted on 26 Feb 1835) on 13th April, 1835 , at St Phillip's Church, York Street, Sydney by Rev. William Cowper. -(John was registered in the New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 as SMITH alias SHEPPARD alias LLOYD alias SCOTT ,John)
    Children 
     1. Sarah Elizabeth Burdett SMITH,   b. 4 Aug 1835, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1912, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Henry Armitage SMITH, ,of Narraburra Station,and "Carmbie", Marrickville,   b. 4 Aug 1835, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1927, Anzac Parade, South Kensington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Lloyde SMITH,   b. 25 Aug 1837, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Robert Lloyd SMITH, ,later Robert Burdett Smith, C.M.G., M.L.C,   b. 25 Aug 1837, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1895, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Mary Jane SMITH,   b. 21 Nov 1839, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1891, "Mumbidgle", Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. Emily Burdett SMITH,   b. 10 Nov 1841, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1926, Canterbury , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F6400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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