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John SWADLING, convict to Sydney, NSW

Journal by linswad

John arrived in Sydney via Hercules in 1832, aged 14. He had been convicted at the Old Bailey in London for stealing a handkerchief.
In 1842 he married Mary Ann BAKER, a convict via Henry Wellesley in 1836. She was convicted of stealing a pair of shoes. Both were sentenced to seven years tranportation.

John and Mary Ann had seven children in Sydney: John, Thomas, James, Emma, Edward, Mary Ann, and Martha. John ran a successful blacksmithing business in Sydney until his death in 1858, aged about 40. Mary Ann lived until 1890.

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on 2011-08-27 23:33:25

linswad , from Greenethorpe, NSW, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: SWADLING, KJELSBERG, STIBBLES and 17 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-08-28 01:07:53

Hello linswad, you know, I was just reading the Empire and saW an article about John Swadling having his pants pinched whilst he was swimming at the Domain. I'd been doing some research ABBOTT the publican of the Barley Mow whom Swadling had sued over the shoeing business next door to the hotel in Castlereagh st..
and up pops your post!

by linswad on 2011-08-28 01:38:25

Ah, serendipity... the friend of the family historian.

John isn't related to me as far as I can find, but I have done a lot of research on him. Yes, I have read many articles and ads in Trove relating to this family, including those ones.


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