THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

John Coyne

Born: c.1791 in Galway, Ireland.
Arrived Sydney: 7th February 1814.
Vessel: General Hewitt.
Status: Convict – Life sentence.
Occupation: Miller & Soldier – served in the 52nd foot in Portugal – lost his left hand.
Died: 1st August 1854 at Parramatta, N.S.W.
Buried: 2nd August 1854 at St Patrick’s Parramatta, N.S.W.

Profile:
During the Macquarie era John was tried at Kent Assizes in March 1813. On his arrival in the Colony he was
assigned to the Government stock establishment and in October 1816 he was a stock keeper in Oxley’s expedition.

After the Macquarie era he was employed again in Government stock establishments at Rooty Hill and Bathurst.

John was granted a Ticket of Leave in June 1823. His Ticket was cancelled when he was sentenced to 3 years in
Port Macquarie in March 1825 for felony. In the 1828 Census he was in Road Party 14 working on the Great North.
Road. In February 1834 he was in Sydney gaol & was sentenced to Norfolk Island for life but returned to
Sydney in April 1846.

Another Ticket of Leave was issued in February 1847 for Hartley which was surrendered and cancelled in June 1853 .
owing to John being ‘unable from ill health to support himself’.

Researched and submitted by Association member Fay O’Donnell.

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