John Scott Heath Southwark, England- Australia
I am looking for information regarding John Scott Heath, and his ancestors.
John Scott Heath was the son of John Heath and Elizabeth Scott, who were married on February 19, 1801, Hanover, Westminster, London.
John was born in 1801/1802, and christened in Southwark, London, on October 21, 1804.
On October 25, 1820, John was sentenced to 14 years transportation for forging 1 pound bank notes; at which time, his mother was a dressmaker in Southwark.
After arriving in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), abord the 'Lady Ripley', on June 27, 1821, John was located at Port Arthur.
John married Mary Ann Hurst, (daughter of William Hurst and Mary Ann Stevenson, at St. David's church, on June 27, 1825, whilst still a convict.
Due to a good record, and no offenses of any kind listed against him in the colony, John was granted a conditional pardon in 1829.
John worked as an Attorney's Clerk, employed in the Police dept. as a writer and clerk; and at the time of his death on October 2, 1833, aged just 32, John was employed as a clerk in Mr. Ross' office, Hobart town.He was buried in St. David's churchyard.
John was survived by his wife, Mary Ann, and three daughters, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Eliza.Mary Ann went on to marry Samuel Burrows at Trinity Church, Hobart, on August 4, 1835, and died in 1872.
This is all I know about John and his family.If anyone has any information about him before his transportation, or
that of his family and ancestors, I would love to hear from you.
All the best,
Re: John Scott Heath Southwark, England- Australia
Stuart Hamilton 2/13/07