JOHN AKERS was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London and sentenced to seven years transportation on 15 January 1790 (although his Old Bailey trial record for the crime that saw him transported does not appear to have survived). He arrived with the Third Fleet per Albemarle (1791) on 13 October 1791 but, like so many of his fellow Third Fleeters, he did not even live long enough in the colony to see the end of the year. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 25 December 1791.
- Alternate: JOHN ACRES
- Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 21 February 1787, trial of JOHN AKERS and WILLIAM FARMER (t17870221-17).
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 21 February 1787, punishment summary of JOHN AKERS and WILLIAM FARMER (s17870221-1).
- Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 9 December 1789, trial of JOHN AKERS (t17891209-40).
- London Lives 1690 to 1800 (https://www.londonlives.org/, version 2.0), City of London Sessions: Sessions Papers — Justices’ Working Documents, 8 December 1789, (LL ref: LMSLPS151010115), Image 115.
- London Lives 1690 to 1800, (https://www.londonlives.org/, version 2.0), Middlesex Sessions: Sessions Papers – Justices’ Working Documents, January 1790: List of Persons in Custody to be Tried for Petit Larceny January Session 1790, Friday 15th, (LL ref: LMSMPS508510007), https://www.londonlives.org/browse.jsp?div=LMSMPS508510007&submit.x=65&submit.y=5, accessed 16 February 2019.
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
# Third Fleet
# Trial Place: Old Bailey
# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation
# Ship: Albemarle (1791)
# Grave: unmarked
This profile is a stub. Further information will be added in due course.