JOHN CUMMINGS was recorded as a “free” person when he was buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 7 November 1791. There was a convict named JOHN CUMMINS who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London on 13 January 1790 for committing a violent highway robbery and sentenced to death but whose sentence was commuted to transportation for life. He arrived with the Third Fleet per Albemarle (1791). However, aside from the fact that that individual was a convict and not free, this could not have been the JOHN CUMMINGS buried at St. John’s in November 1791, as the convict per Albemarle continued to appear on convict lists for the next couple of decades. Thus, there is not further information at this stage regarding the identity of JOHN CUMMINGS.
- unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
# Grave: unmarked
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