English by birth circa 1768 – Died in the
John Carney was found guilty with John
Cullyhorn or Callaghan (qv) of breaking and entering a
house to steal three gowns, other goods, and 32s.
in money. He was sentenced to death at
Exeter, Devon on 22 July 1782, but reprieved to seven
years transportation to Africa. Sent to dank Wood Street
Compter in London, he needed and received medication
during 1783, and could only have felt relief when
ordered to Ceres hulk on 19th April 1785,
when the government was planning to send convicts to the
Gambia River in West Africa.
Ordered to Portsmouth by wagon to embark
on Scarborough, Carney was delivered on 27 February 1787
from the Censor hulk to which he had been transferred.
Aged about 19, he was buried at Sydney
Cove on 3 June 1788.
TO The Memory of
Carry me out into the wind and the
into a beautiful world that I can call my
It’s Sydney Cove where I rest.
“Thankfully not the Gambia River in West
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.