John Foreman, Convict, Albemarle 1791

John Foreman born c1764 Greenwich Kent. On 14 July 1790 at Old Bailey was indicted for burglariously and feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Dawes, about the hour of two in the night, on the 4th of June last, and burglariously stealing therein an iron roasting jack, value 12 d. twenty pounds weight of old iron, value 1 s. one brass pottage pot, value 12 d. and one padlock, value 6 d. and one staple, value 1 d. his property. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation.[1] He arrived in NSW aboard the Albemarle in 1791.

In November 1797, he enlisted into the NSW Corps in Sydney. He was ordered aboard with HMS Reliance in October 1799 for Norfolk Island with the NSW Corp Rowley detachment, but was transferred to the Frances on 30 October in Sydney, arriving Norfolk Island 15 Nov 1799,

His name also appears on the Shipping muster of HMS Porpoise to Sydney in Mar 1801,

John served on Norfolk Island with the NSW Corps form Nov 1799 to until he left Norfolk Island aboard the Investigator for February 1805. John enlisted into the 73rd Regiment in March 1810.

He departed for service in Ceylon, aboard the General Hewitt in Mar 1814. In 1819 he was discharge age 45 years in 1819 after service in both the Served in 102nd Foot Regiment and 73rd Foot Regiment.[2]

[1] The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17900707-39

[2] TNA, WO 97/850/26

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'John Foreman, Convict, Albemarle 1791', Australian History Research,, accessed [insert current date]
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