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John MEECHAM (1817- )
|Name:||John MEECHAM 1|
|Father:||Henry Thomas MEECHAM (1794-1867)|
|Mother:||Rachel PHELPS (1797-1836)|
Individual Events and Attributes
|Birth||1817||Tunley, Gloucestershire, England 1|
|Christening||19 Sep 1830 (age 12-13)||All Saints, Bisley, Gloucestershire, England. 2|
Individual Note (shared)
Aggravated and unprovoked assault.
John Meecham was charged with feloniously wounding, at Stroud, a labourer named Gardiner, with intent to disfigure him.
The prosecutor, who had his face bandaged, stated - I was in the Crown and Anchor Inn, Stroud, on Monday evening, the prisoner went away about twenty minutes before I did, we had no quarrel; when I went out I saw the prisoner standing on the pavement, and without either of us speaking a word he knocked me down, and when I attempted to get up he kicked me in the mouth and three times in the ribs; I was carried into the Inn insensible.
The wife of the keeper of the Crown and Anchor stated that on hearing a noise she went out, and saw the prisoner kicking the prosecutor.
The Jury returned a verdict of Guilty, and after some strong remarks by his Lordship as to the brutal and unprovoked attack which had been made by the prisoner upon the unoffending prosecutor, he sentenced him to Transportation for 15 years.
Source: Gloucester Journal Vol. CXXII No 6330 Saturday April 6th 1844
Transportation details by M Neild:-.Convicted on 27th March 1844 in Gloucester and then transported to Australia on 13 July 1844 on the Vessell Lord Aukland bound for the Van Diems Land.
SourceName: John Meacham
Vessel: Lord Auckland
Convicted Date: 27 Mar 1844
Voyage Date: 13 Jul 1844
Colony: Van Dieman's Land
Piece: HO 11/14
Place of Conviction: Gloucester
1841 Page 105 Entry 145
John Meacham Aged 16. Brown hair, brown eyes, long visage, fresh complexion
Height 5'4" Labourer. Sapperton
03/12/1840 Charged on the oath of Henry Haywood and others with feloniously stealing at Bisley on the 2nd of December ¾ cwt of coal, the property of John George.
Sentence 05/01/1841 3 weeks Northleach. Discharged 14/01/1841.
Placed here for now, research needed to see which John this is?
|2||"Gloucester Baptism Index 1813 - 1837". Text From Source: MEACHAM, John (so)
Parents : Henry & Rachel
Address : Tunley
Baptised : 19 Sep 1824, Bisley All Saints