THE 1788 – 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

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

John Herps

Born: c.1795
Arrived Sydney: 18 Nov 1818
Vessel: Shipley
Status: Convict – 7 years
Married: Sarah Cross, 1827, Sackville Reach
Occupation: Farmer
Died:
Buried:
Father:
Mother:

Profile:
During the Macquarie era John Hearp was tried at Warwick (Coventry City) Assizes on 28th March 1818 & received a sentence of 7 years. He was of Kineaton, a ribbon weaver a24 – ToL 333***
On list of persons disembarked from the Shipley on 24th November 1818 & forwarded to Parramatta for distribution – listed as Herps###
After the Macquarie era:
1822 Muster: John Erps, C, Shipley, 7, Govt Servant, James McDougall, Windsor
In January 1823 he was the servant of James McDougall of First Branch of the Hawkesbury since his arrival; attestation for a Ticket of Leave. On 5 February 1823 John was on a list of persons who had obtained a Ticket of Leave in the last week – as Heap###

1823,24,25 Muster: John Erps, FS, Shipley 1816, 7, Landholder, Wilberforce

1828 Census: John Heaps, 30, FS, Protestant, Shipley 1818, living at Lower Portland Head with his wife, Sarah & Sarah jnr a1 - ed remarks: surname John Herps

Researched & submitted by Association member F O’Donnell

References:
NSW Pioneer Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes
General Muster and Land and Stock Muster of NSW. 1822 – ABGR - 1988
General Muster List of New South Wales – 1823, 1824, 1825 – ABGR - 1999
Census of New South Wales 1828 – Sainty & Johnson, eds – 2008(cd)
###Index to the Papers of the Colonial Secretary 1788- 1825 – Archives Authority of NSW 1989
***Principal Supt of Convicts – Bound Indents( Fiche) - Archives Office of NSW