John Thomas Parton Berringer

Male 1792 - 1826  (34 years)


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  • Name John Thomas Parton Berringer 
    Born 26 Apr 1792  Dove Court, St Andrew Parish, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: John Parton Thomas Berringer
      Baptism Date: 25 Dec 1792
      Parish: St Andrew, Holborn
      County: London
      Borough: Camden
      Parent(s): John Berringer,
      Ann Berringer
      Record Type: Christening
      Register Type: Parish Register
      (London Metropolitan Archives, St Andrew Holborn, Register of baptisms, 1792 - 1805)

      John Parton Thomos, son of John and Anne Berringer, Dove Court, christened 25 Dec 1792 , St Andrews Church, Holborn
      (London Metropolitan Archives, St Andrew Holborn, Register of baptisms, 1792 - 1805)

      Name: John Parton Thos Berringer
      [John Parton Thos Berringer]
      Baptism Date: 1792
      Parent 1: John Berringer
      Parent 2: Ann Berringer
      Parish: St. Andrew Holborn
      County: London
      (Pallot's Baptism Index for England: 1780 - 1837)

      John Parton Thomas Berringer was 5 feet 9 inches tall, fair complexion, dark brown hair and brown eyes. When he was convicted he was a blacksmith aged 21 years.
      (Australia Convict Ships 1786-1849)
      (Musters And Other Papers Relating To Convict Ships
      1790-1849 (Nrs 1155)

      First name(s) John
      Last name Parton
      Arrival date 11 June 1813
      Ship name Fortune
      State New South Wales
      Country Australia
      Record set New South Wales Convict Arrivals
      Category Travel & migration
      Subcategory Migration
      Collections from Australia & New Zealand
      (Convict Arrivals in New South Wales 1788-1842)

      Another John Berringer
      Name: John Berringer
      Age: 15
      Estimated birth year: abt 1793
      Date of Trial: 13 Jan 1808
      Trial Year: 1808
      Location of Trial: Middlesex, England
      Sentence: Transportation
      (England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892)


      Name: John Berringer
      Age: 15
      Estimated birth year: abt 1793
      Date Received:16 Apr 1808
      Ship: Retribution
      Place Moored: Woolwich
      Date Convicted: 13 Jan 1808
      Place Convicted: London
      (UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849)

      Possible Reference although there was a John Bellinger/Ballinger who came from Bristol

      FEB. 11. - John Bellinger, prisoner of the crown, who had been committed to the Quarter Sessions on the 23d of November last, for an assault on a constable, and had been admitted to bail, under his representation of being a free man, and proving to be a prisoner of the crown (although included in the list of the late emancipations, which have not yet been confirmed) was ordered to the Prisoners'
      Barracks.
      The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, NSW, Wednesday, 15 February 1826

      Name: John Bellinger
      Event Date: 1822
      Event Description: Signatory to petition from settlers, landholders and residents of the District of Kissing Point for leave to appropriate a piece of purchased land for a burial ground
      Page: 265
      New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856

      Letters Received
      Name: John Parton Bellinger
      Record Type: Index to Letters Received
      South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870

      Bellinger, John Purton, see Bellinger, Sarah Parton
      Sarah Parton Bellinger, wife of John Parton Bellingger
      20 February 1826
      (New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870)
      Petition, 4/7084

      CRIMINAL COURT.--(Yesterday)
      The trials of the pirates will take place in the Criminal Court, on Monday next. G. Jones stood capitally indicted for the wilful murder of J. Bellinger alias Purton, on the 26th of December last.
      J. Steadworth, living at Parramatta, remembers on the 26th
      of December going to Kissing Point, to a house called the
      Waterloo, had brought with him a loaded gun, but discharged the contents before he entered the house, this was done in sight of the prisoner. Two hours after this, witness recharged the gun with slugs. Witness did this in the room and the prisoner was sitting there, but engaged in talk with some other men. He sat in the room for the space of a minute with the gun in his hands
      when the prisoner got up and took hold of the piece. Witness
      thought he took the gun merely to look at it.. He appeared to be examining the barrel, when it went off ; the deceased; who was standing immediately in front of the prisoner, and in the same direction the muzzle of the gun was pointed, instantly fell, having been shot in the head. Witness thinks the prisoner did not pull the trigger ; is sure the piece was not cocked. On discovering the injury that was done, prisoner appeared to be very much affected and cried bitterly. Does not think the prisoner knew the piece was loaded at the time of firing it.
      J. LEE deposed to a similar effect.
      Mr. ANDERSON, surgeon, examined as to the wounds of deceased who was removed to the Hospital at Parramatta.
      The Learned Judge summed up to the Jury, observing there
      was not the slightest room to imagine that the prisoner had been guilty of what was in law considered as murder. The prisoner had, to say the most, only acted incautiously with the piece he took in his hand; but, under all the circumstances of the case his Honor did not think the present could be considered even a case of manslaughter.
      Verdict. Not Guilty
      The Judge admonished the prisoner, and ordered his discharge.
      The Australian, Sydney, NSW., Saturday, 17 February 1827

      BELLINGER, John

      1822
      Signatory to petition from settlers, landholders and residents of the District of Kissing Point for leave to appropriate a piece of purchased land for a burial ground (Reel 6056; 4/1763 p.265)
      (Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825)

      BERRINGER see also BELLINGER
      BERRINGER, John. Prisoner
      1815 Nov 20
      Evidence at inquest on Michael Glinen (Reel 6021; 4/1819 pp.225-6)
      (Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825)

      At conviction his name was recorded as John Berringer. (England & Wales criminal register)

      Another John Berringer
      First name(s) John
      Last name Berringer
      Age 15
      Birth year 1793
      Year 1808
      Date 13 Jan 1808
      Place London
      Series HO77
      Source Newgate Prison Calendar
      Piece number 15
      Record set England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935
      Category Institutes & Organizations
      Subcategory Prison registers
      Collections from United Kingdom, Overseas / Unknown
      England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-193

      First name(s) John
      Last name Berringer
      Sex Male
      Age 15
      Year 1808
      Event date 13 Jan 1808
      Role Defendant
      Offence description Feloniously stealing on the 23d of December , a waiscoat, value 6 s.
      Offence category Theft
      Offence subcategory Grand Larceny
      Victim's sex Male
      Location of crime 154, Hounsditch
      Verdict category Guilty
      Punishment category Transport
      Trial ID t18080113-14
      Source ID t18080113-14-defend175
      Place London
      County Middlesex
      Country England
      Record set Middlesex, London, Old Bailey Court Records 1674-1913
      Category Institutes & Organizations
      Subcategory Courts & Legal
      Collections from England, United Kingdom
      Middlesex, London, Old Bailey Court records 1674-1913

      First name(s) John
      Last name Berringer
      Birth year -
      Year 1808
      Date ? Jan 1808
      Place London
      Sentence type Transported
      Sentence duration 7Y
      Series HO77
      Source Newgate Prison Calendar
      Piece number 15
      Record set England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935
      Category Institutes & Organizations
      Subcategory Prison registers
      Collections from United Kingdom, Overseas / Unknown
      England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935



    Christened 25 Dec 1792  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Convict 19 Feb 1812  The Old Bailey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    JOHN PARTON, 24, defendant name in trial of ROBERT GREEN, Theft > burglary; JOHN PARTON, Theft > burglary, 19th February 1812.
    214. ROBERT GREEN and JOHN PARTON were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Rogers , about the hour of seven on the night of the 31st of January , with intent the goods and chattels in the same dwelling-house therein being, burglariously to steal .
    JAMES ROGERS . I am a linen-draper , 205, Piccadilly in the parish of St. James, Westminster .
    Q. Was your house broken open open - A. Yes, on the 31st of January at seven o'clock in the evening.
    Q. Was it quite dark then - A. Yes, it was quite dark; we had lit the lamps about an hour. A square of glass was broken in the shop window. The Bow-street officers brought the two men into my shop. The window was broken so that I could get my three fingers in; the handkerchiefs that laid near the place were moved a little of oneside; I had seen them there about an hour before that.
    - NICHOLS. I am a conductor of the patrol of Bow-street. I saw Parton go to the middle of Mr. Rogers's window; he put his hand against the glass; he went to the other side of the window, and then Green, he came; I passed the window and perceived the glass was starred. I saw the two prisoners go back again to the window, it appeared to me that Green had got hold of some of the goods; I found two knives upon him. Partons fingers were cut.
    - JONES. I am a patrol of Bow-street. I have no further to say than what Nichols has said, I was with him at the time.
    Parton's Defence. I have subpoened the glazier that mended the prosecutor's windows the next day.
    ROBERT HALL . I am the glazier that mended the prosecutor's windows.
    Parton. How large was the hole - A. I could not introduce three of my fingers without danger, but I did not try.
    PARTON - GUILTY - DEATH , aged 24.
    GREEN - GUILTY - DEATH , aged 19.
    First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Heath.
    (The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913)
    (www.oldbaileyonline.org)

    26 February 1812-Morning Chronicle- London, London, England
    Same day the Sessions ended, when sentence of death was passed on Robert Green and John Parton, for burglary.

    Bury and Norwich Post 26 February 1812
    Robert Green and John Parton were capitally convicted of burglariously breaking open the house of John Rogers, shopkeeper, in Piccadilly.The two prisoners were apprehended in the act of attempting to take away the goods.

    John Parton, Middlesex Goal Delivery, tried 12 February 1812, sentence life, Blacksmith, age 21, native place, London, height 5 foot nine inches, complexion, fair, hair dark brown, eyes, brown.
    New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

    Name: John Parton
    Age: 21
    Date of Conviction: 19 Feb 1812
    Place of Conviction: Middlesex
    Estimated birth year: abt 1791
    Vessel: Fortune (2)
    Port of Arrival: Sydney
    Date of Arrival: 11 Jun 1813
    New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

     
    Convict 19 Feb 1812  Middlesex Goal Delivery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Parton, Middlesex Goal Delivery, 19 February, 1812, sentence, life
    (The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Australian Convict Transportation Registers-Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868)
     
    Trial 26 Feb 1812  Morning Chronicle ,London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Old Bailey
    Same say the sessions ended, when sentence of death was passed on Robert Green and John Parton
    Morning Chronicle,London, London, England, 26 February 1812 
    Trial 26 Feb 1812  Bury and Norwich Post-Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Old Bailey Sessions commenced on Wednesday.
    John Green and Robert Green were capitally convicted of burglariously breaking open the house of John Rogers, Shopkeeper in Piccadilly. The two prisoners were apprehended in the very act of attempting to take away the goods.
    Bury and Norwich Post-Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 26 February 1812 
    Death 9 May 1812  Prison Hulk, Captivity, moored at Portsmouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Jno Parton
    Age: 19
    Estimated Birth Year:abt 1793
    Date Received: 9 May 1812
    Ship: Captivity
    Place Moored: Portsmouth
    Date Convicted: 19 Feb 1812
    Place Convicted: Middlesex
    (UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849)

    2357. John Parton, age, 19, convicted, Middlesex, 19 Feb 1912, how disposed, New South Wales, 19 Nov 1812
    (UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849)

    HMS Monmouth
    Alms brought Monmouth back to Britain at the conclusion of the American War of Independence, and she was paid off in July 1784.[2] She spent a number of years laid up, and was not returned to service on the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. Instead she was renamed Captivity on 20 October 1796, while laid up at Portsmouth, and was fitted out as a prison ship.[2] She continued in this role for over a decade, serving under a number of commanders, Lieutenant Samuel Blow from December 1796, until his replacement in 1800 by Lieutenant Emanuel Hungerford. She was thereafter commanded by Lieutenant Jacob Silver from September 1801, and then a Lieutenant McDonald from December 1805 until sometime in 1806.[2] She was finally broken up at Portsmouth in January 1818
    (Wikipedia)

    Sentencing to Departure-Prison Hulks & Convict Gaols
    The sentence of transportation was usually carried out in three parts. Prisoners started their sentence in the local gaol, followed by a period in a convict gaol or on the prison hulks before finally being transported.
    After Sentencing

    It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to spend the first part of their sentence in the prison where they had awaited trial, usually in solitary confinement. They stayed there until the secretary of state ordered their removal to a convict facility.

    Prisoners arrived at the convict facility with their 'caption papers' (Which stated the offence, the date of conviction and length of sentence). In the early 19th century, most prisoners awaiting transportation were sent to the ' hulks' in London before being assigned to a convict ship and leaving England.

    The hulks

    The hulks were old navy ships, anchored along the banks of the Thames and at ports such as Portsmouth and Plymouth. As the prison population increased, it was decided to use them as gaols. Parliament authorised their use for a two year period in 1776; they continued to house prisoners for 82 years!
     
    Departure Nov 1812  From England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: John Parton
    Vessel: Fortune
    Convicted Date: 19 Feb 1812
    Voyage Date: Nov 1812
    Colony: New South Wales
    Place of Conviction: Middlesex, England
    (The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Australian Convict Transportation Registers-Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868)
     
    Convict Arrival 11 Jun 1813  Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: John Parton
    Age: 21
    Date of Conviction: 19 Feb 1812
    Place of Conviction: Middlesex
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
    Vessel: Fortune (2)
    Port of Arrival: Sydney
    Date of Arrival: 11 Jun 1813
    (New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842)

    Parton, John, convicted, Old Bailey, date, 19 Feb 1812, life, native place, London, calling, blacksmith, age 21, height 5 feet 9 inches, fair complexion, dark brown hair and brown eyes
    (From New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842)

    Convict ship Fortune
    Sailed from England in 3 December 1812
    Arrived in Sydney on 11 June 1813
    (New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842)

    Parton, John, Convict, crime burglary, convicted, Old Bailey First Middlesex Jury, conviction date, 19 February 1912, Sentence, death respited to Life

    The Fortune, also known as La Fortune, was a 626 ton sailing ship built in Spain. she twice transported convicts from Britain to New South Wales.

    2nd convict voyage On her second convict voyage to Australia, under Thomas Walker, she sailed from England on 3 December 1812, with 201 male convicts. She arrived at Port Jackson on 11 June 1813. Five male convicts died on the voyage. Fortune left Port Jackson on 14 September bound for China.(Wikipedia)

     
    Personal 8 Jan 1814  The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PUGILISM.-The vigilance of the Police in preventing the disorderly assemblage of persons, whatsoever be the occasion, was yesterday eluded, to the no small satisfaction of some of the pugilistic amateurs. Two champions, who arrived by the Fortune, exchanged gloves on the previous evening, and appointed to meet in a field on the road to Botany, about half a mile from the Race Course. The combatants were, John Berringer and Charles Sefton; the former about twenty and standing near 5 feet 9, and the latter about thirty, and about 5 feet 7. They set to with equal spirit and confidence (Sefton possessing greater skill but his adversary greater activity, and a longer reach), in a ring formed by a multitude of spectators, which was not less than 30 feet diameter. They fought two hours, and had upwards of 50 rounds, being timed to half minutes, so that out of two hours there was a full hour and a half of hard fighting; during the whole of which neither fell without a blow, and seldom closed. It was long doubtful upon which side victory was likely to spread her wreath; but within the few last rounds Sefton's strength had observably declined much more than that of his adversary, to whose superiority he was at length obliged unwillingly to yield.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, NSW, Saturday, 8 January 1814
     
    Census 17 Oct 1814  Lane Cove Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1814 Muster
    John Parton, ship Fortune, convict on government rations, Lane Cove, shingle splitter, employer, Reed Riddle, ship Guildford.
     
    Convict 20 Nov 1815  Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: John Berringer
    Event Date: 20 Nov 1815
    Event Description: Evidence at inquest on Michael Glinen
    Comments: Prisoner
    Series: (NRS 898) Special bundles, 1794-1825
    Item: 4/1819
    Page: 225-6
    (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825) 
    Census 1825  Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1825 New South Wales Muster
    Parton, John, convict, Fortune, 1813, life, government servant to his wife, Sydney
    Parton, Sarah, 27, born in the colony, wife of John Parton
    Parton, Sarah, 2, born in the colony, daughter of J. Parton
    Parton, Ann, 5, born in the colony, daughter of J. Parton, Sydney
    Parton, Louisa, 9, born in the colony, daughter of J. Parton, Sydney

    1825 Convict Muster
    Parton, John, Convict, ship Fortune 1813, life, government servant to his wife, Sydney
    Parton, Sarah, 27, born in the colony, wife of John Parton
    Parton, Ann, age 5, born in the colony, daughter
    Parton, Louise, born in the colony, daughter
    Parton, Sarah, age 2, born in the colony, daughter
    (New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849)

    Name: John Parton
    Event Date: 6 Oct 1825
    Arrival Year: 1813
    Vessel: Fortune
    Event Description: Instruments for the emancipation of forwarded to Governor Brisbane
    Comments: Per "Fortune", 1813
    Series: (NRS 937) Copies of letters sent within the Colony, 1814-1825
    Item: 4/3515
    Page: 389
    (New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849)
     
    Personal Jun 1825  Sydney, New South wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Sarah Parton
    Event Date: Jun 1825
    Arrival Year: 1813
    Vessel: Fortune
    Event Description: Petition of her husband John for a conditional pardon
    Comments: Wife of John Parton, per "Fortune", 1813
    Series: (NRS 900) Petitions to the Governor from convicts for mitigations of sentences
    Item: 4/1875
    Page: 178
    (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825)

    Name: John Parton
    Event Date: Jun 1825
    Arrival Year: 1813
    Vessel: Fortune
    Event Description: Servant of his wife Sarah. Petition for conditional pardon
    Comments: Per "Fortune", 1813
    Series: (NRS 900) Petitions to the Governor from convicts for mitigations of sentences
    Item: 4/1875
    Page: 178-178c
    (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825)


    To His Excellency Sir Thomas Brisbane.
    The respectful memorial of John Parton
    Sheweth that memorialist came to this colony by the ship Fortune 2, Walker Master in the year 1813 under sentence of exile for life has married a free born subject by whom he has three children resides at Kissing Point. Supporting himself and family by industry that memorialist beg further to state to Your Excellency that he faithfully served Government these four years and the last eight years has been assigned off the stores to his wife Sarah Parton and never had his name called in question since he landed in this colony for any dishonourable action whatsoever should Your Excellency be graciously pleased to take his long servitude together with connection he has formed into your humane consideration and grant him a conditional pardon by which means Memorialist will be able to support themselves in a respectable manner and for such mark of favour memorialist will as in duty bound Pray. June 1825
    (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825)

    Name: John Parton
    Event Date: Aug 1825
    Arrival Year: 1813
    Vessel: Fortune
    Event Description: Petition applying for emancipation
    Comments: Per "Fortune", 1813
    Series: (NRS 900) Petitions to the Governor from convicts for mitigations of sentences
    Item: 4/1873
    Page: 1-8
    (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825)

    John Parton, ship Fortune 2, tried, Middlesex, 15 Feb 1812, life
    (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825)

     
    Convict 15 Feb 1826  The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FEB.11.-John Bellinger, prisoner of the crown, who had been committed to the Quarter Sessions on the 23d of November last, for an assault on a constable, and had been admitted to bail, under
    his representation of being a free man, and proving to be a prisoner of the crown (although included in the list of the late emancipations, which have not yet been confirmed) as ordered to the Prisoners' Barracks.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, NSW, Wednesday 15 February 1826

    The following is a transcript, in part, of a letter written by the Colonial Secretary The Honourable Alexander McLeay on the 20th October 1826.
    I beg leave to solicit your kind help in the case of John Parton a Sawyer and Shingle Splitter Field of Mars of ship Fortune 1813 who has been assigned to his wife a white native. She has become a most shockingly depraved character. By this woman he has three daughters who contrary to the wishes and endeavours of Parton are becoming initiated in the most shameful debauchery. The father tho very anxious to get his children whom this woman has brought to Sydney where she now lives with another man is yet afraid because his wife would on making any attempt then turn her husband into barracks.

    He prays to be assigned to Mr. Porter Timber Maker Field of Mars with whom he now works in order that he may get his children as Mrs. Porter has promised that she and her daughter will take care of them.
    http://home.exetel.com.au/daniels/Webpage%20-%20Photos%20&%20Documents/Colonial%20Secretary%20letter%20-%20Parton.htm 
    Personal 20 Feb 1826  Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Letters Received
    Name: John Parton Bellinger
    Record Type: Index to Letters Received
    South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870

    Bellinger, John Purton, see Bellinger, Sarah Parton
    Sarah Parton Bellinger, wife of John Parton Bellingger
    20 February 1826
    (New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870)
    Petition, 4/7084

     
    Died 31 Dec 1826  Kissing Point, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 31 Dec 1826
      Name: John Purton
      Death Date: 1827
      Death Place: New South Wales
      Registration Year: 1827
      Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales
      Volume Number: V18277192 2C
      (New South Wales Historical Death Index 1788-1983)

      V18277192 2C/1827
      PURTON, JOHN
      AGE, 34
      (New South Wales Historical Death Index 1788-1983)

      First name(s) John
      Last name Purton
      Birth year 1793
      Death year 1827
      Registration year 1827
      Age at death 34Y
      Registration district Parramatta, St John's
      State New South Wales
      Country Australia
      Volume reference V18277192 2C
      Category Life Events (BDMs)
      Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
      Collections from Australia & New Zealand
      New South Wales Deaths 1788-1945

      John Parton, 34 years, ship Fortune, death Kissing Point.
      Mutch Index, Mitchell Library, State library, New South Wales

      G. Jones stood capitally indicted for the wilful murder of J. Bellinger alias Purton, on the 26th of December last.
      The Australian, Sydney, NSW., Saturday, 17 February 1827

      FRIDAY, FEB. 16.
      George Jones was indicted for the wilful
      murder of John Bellinger, alias Purdon, on the 26th of December last.
      The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, NSW., Monday, 19 February 1827

      In a house called the Waterloo at Kissing Point. He was found not guilty. The gun was fired assidently.
    Buried 1 Jan 1827  St. John's Anglican Church, Parramatta, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: John Purton
      Age: 34
      Birth Year: abt 1793
      Burial Date: 1 Jan 1827
      Burial Place: Parramatta, Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia
      (New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Burials, 1790-1986)

      No 93. John Purton, Kissing Point, buried 1 Jan 1827, ship Fortune, Convict. The ceremony was performed by Samuel Marsden.
      (New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Burials, 1790-1986)

      John Parton
      Birth: unknown, England
      Death: Jan. 1, 1827
      New South Wales, Australia
      Spouse of Sarah Elizabeth née Bradley.Arrival: 11 Jun 1813 On: 'Fortune' as convict.
      Burial:
      St. John's Cemetery, Parramatta, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
      (Find A Grave Memorial, Created by: elizabeth)

      Name John Parton
      Event Type Burial
      Event Date 1827
      Event Place Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
      Photograph Included N
      Death Date 01 Jan 1827
      Affiliate Record Identifier 83167956
      Cemetery St. John's Cemetery, Parramatta
      (Find A Grave Memorial)

      This Other John Beringer below came from New Zealand. He was born in Canada and was not connected to John Thomas Parton Berringer

      He married Margaret Mearns in Scotland

      Name: John William Beringer
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 5 Jul 1846
      Marriage Place: Montrose,Angus,Scotland
      Spouse: Margaret Mearns
      FHL Film Number: 993498
      (LDS Family Search)

      Possible reference
      Name: John Beringer
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Year Range: 1845-1854
      Event Place: United Kingdom
      Birthplace: Canada
      Birth Year: 1817
      (United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941)

      Name: John Beringer
      Event Type: Military Service
      Event Year Range: 1853-1857
      Event Place: United Kingdom
      Birthplace: Canada
      Birth Year: 1819
      (United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941)

      BERINGER.-February 12, 1889, at 24, Forsyth-street, Glebe, Mr. John Beringer, contractor, late of New Zealand, in his 71st year, father of Mrs. George Davidson, Goodhope-street, Paddington.
      The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, Thursday, 14 February 1889
      Born in 1818

      662/1889
      BERINGER, JOHN W, AGE 70 YEARS, DIED GLEBE, GLEBE
      (New South Wales Death Index 1788-1984)

      Death
      Beringer.-On the 12th February, at Sydney; John Beringer, In his 71st year (father of Mrs W. D. Esther, Oamaru).
      Oamaru Mail, Volume XIV, Issue 4364, 11 March 1889, Page 2

      Death
      Berringer.-On the 4th inst., at Eden Street, Margant Ann, wife of John Berringer, and mother of Arabella Esther, in her 64th. year.
      The funeral will leave her son-in-law's residence at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 6th inst. Friends are kindly invited to attend. G. L. Grenfsll, Undertaker.
      Oamaru Mail, Volume X, Issue 3859, 4 March 1887, Page 2

      MARRIAGE.
      At Eden Street, by the Rev. Mr Armitage, George Davidson, to Margaret Ann, eldest daughter of Mr John Beringer.
      North Otago Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 1262, 29 April 1876, Page 2

      MARRIAGE.
      At Oamaru, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. Mr Crump, William D. Esther, to Arabella Berringer.
      North Otago Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 2874, 15 September 1881, Page 2

      In Memoriam
      BERINGER.-In fond memory of our dearly beloved father,
      John William Beringer, who departed this life February 12, 1889, in his 71st year. Deeply regretted. Inserted by his affectionate son and daughter, M. A. and George Davidson.
      The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, Wednesday, 12 February 1890
    Notes 
    • Sentencing to Departure - Prison Hulks & Convict Gaols
      Prison Hulk
    • Sentencing to Departure - Prison Hulks & Convict Gaols
      Prison Hulk
    • Sentencing to Departure - Prison Hulks & Convict Gaols
      Prison Hulk
      The sentence of transportation was usually carried out in three parts. Prisoners started their sentence in the local gaol, followed by a period in a convict gaol or on the prison hulks before finally being transported.
      After Sentencing

      It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to spend the first part of their sentence in the prison where they had awaited trial, usually in solitary confinement. They stayed there until the secretary of state ordered their removal to a convict facility.

      Prisoners arrived at the convict facility with their 'caption papers' (Which stated the offence, the date of conviction and length of sentence). In the early 19th century, most prisoners awaiting transportation were sent to the ' hulks' in London before being assigned to a convict ship and leaving England.

      The hulks

      The hulks were old navy ships, anchored along the banks of the Thames and at ports such as Portsmouth and Plymouth. As the prison population increased, it was decided to use them as gaols. Parliament authorised their use for a two year period in 1776; they continued to house prisoners for 82 years!

      The conditions on the ships were terrible, especially in the early days, and far worse than in the prisons. The standards of hygiene were so poor that outbreaks of disease spread quickly. Typhoid and cholera were common and there was a high death rate amongst the prisoners.

      In the day time the Convicts were put to hard labour on the docks or dredging the Thames. At night the prisoners were chained to their bunks to prevent them escaping ashore. Convicts could be punished for crimes on board by being placed in heavy irons or flogging.

      Even though conditions slowly improved, they were still worse than in the prisons. In later years some prisoners carried out their whole sentences on the hulks in England, instead of being transported.

      Convict Gaols

      Lobbying over the poor conditions on convict hulks continued long after transportation to Australia began and, as a result, Millbank prison was eventually built in 1816 next to the Thames River in London.

      The prison was run using the 'separate system' where prisoners were kept in isolation. The building layout was in the form of a six pointed star round a central core which made it the appear that the prisoners were under constant surveillance.

      At this time it was the largest gaol in England and could confine 1200 convicts in separate cells. Many convicts (male and female) spent part of their sentence here before being transported. Every prisoner had religious instruction. They would be put to work, turning the crank, picking oakum (picking apart old tarred rope), making shoes or stitching mail bags.

      Although clean and ventilated, it was still very damp and unhealthy due to its locality. Fatal outbreaks of cholera occurred. Unfortunately, due to its management regime and architectural design (3 miles of passageways!), it was thought to be unsuccessful and was closed in 1890.

      Reformist pressure and objections by colonists to transported convicts continued and led to the development of further 'model' penitentiaries, including Pentonville, Portland (1848), Dartmoor (1850) they adopted colonial type labour regimes (Pointless hard work in order to earn food).
    Person ID I13561  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 

    Father John Berringer,   b. Abt 1762, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1819, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Ann Parton,   b. Abt 1762, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1829, Westminster, St Martin-In-The-Fields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1784  St Mary's, Church of Englamd, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No 749
      Bans of Marriage between John Berringer, Batchelor, and Ann Parton, spinster, both of St Mary Parish, were published on,
      Sunday, 13 June, Sunday, 20 June, Sunday, 27 June, 1784.
      (London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921)

      Nme: Ann Parton
      Spouse Name: John Berringer
      Record Type: Banns
      Event Date: 27 Jun 1784
      Parish: Islington St Mary
      Borough: Islington
      Register Type: Parish Register
      (London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921)

      Ann Porton should Ann Parton (It is Parton in the image)

      Marriage
      Name: John Berringer
      Spouse: Ann Porton
      Record Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 27 Jul 1784
      Parish: St Mary, Islington
      Borough: Islington
      (London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921)

      The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the historic parish church of Islington, in the Church of England Diocese of London. The present parish is a compact area centered on Upper Street between Angel and Highbury Corner, bounded to the west by Liverpool Road, and to the east by Essex Road/Canonbury Road.
      (Wikipedia)
    Marriage 27 Jul 1784  St Mary's, Church of Englamd, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No 348
    John Berringer, Batchelor, of this Parish and Ann Parton, spinster of the same parish, were married in this Church by Banns on this twenty Seventh day of July 1784 by Thomas Walker, Curate.
    Both Ann and John signed the register.
    The Witnesses were Denis Wheelon and John Powell.
    (London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921) 
    Family ID F4767  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Elizabeth Bradley,   b. 2 Mar 1799, Eastern Farms, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Sydney, St James', New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1816  St Phillips Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Certificate
      also
      1961/1816 V18161961 3A
      BERRINGER JOHN P
      BRADLEY ELIZABETH S
      CA
      (New South Wales Marriage Indec 1788-1965)
      (St Phillips Church of England)

      Name John Parton Berringer
      Spouse's Name Elizabeth Sarah Bradley
      Event Date 02 Sep 1816
      Event Place St. Philips, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980," database, Family Search
    Children 
    +1. Louisa Berringer,   b. 3 Jul 1817, Kissing Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1869, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. Ann Berringer,   b. 27 Mar 1820, Kissing Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1892, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Sarah Berringer,   b. 25 Feb 1823, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1891, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F4731  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Memorial of John Parton, Petition for conditional pardon
    Memorial of John Parton, Petition for conditional pardon
    Name: John Parton
    Event Date: Jun 1825
    Arrival Year: 1813
    Vessel: Fortune
    Event Description: Servant of his wife Sarah. Petition for conditional pardon
    (New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856)


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