John Rose (d.1792)

JOHN ROSE was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London and sentenced to transportation on 13 April 1791 for stealing a piece of printed calico. ROSE arrived per Pitt (1792) on 14 February 1792 but did not last long in the colony. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 14 April 1792. Note that two other convicts with the surname ROSE who all hailed from the same area of England died around the same time at Parramatta, possibly indicating that they were related. Their names were ROBERT ROSE and JOSEPH ROSE. Further research required to determine if they were from the same family.

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Records

  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 8.0), 13 April 1791, trial of JOHN ROSE (t17910413-60).


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# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Pitt (1792)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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