Born in Warwickshire U.K. circa
1763--Died in the Colony 1788.
John Lambeth, a blacksmith, was sentenced
to death at Bristol on 29 March 1785 for theft of money
and promissory note.
Reprieved to transportation for seven
years, he was 23 when sent to the Dunkirk hulk, where
his behavior was “tolerably decent and orderly”.
On 11 March 1787 Lambeth was transferred
to Friendship. He told Lieutenant Ralph Clark he had
been born in Warwickshire.
He may have been the son of Ralph and
Catherine Lambert baptized at Fillongly on 7 April 1763.
John was buried at Sydney Cove on 2 July
To The Memory of
I am what I am today
because of choices I made some-time ago.
Life goes on without me now as time
May John Lambeth rest in peace at Sydney
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.