John Soan (d.1792)

JOHN SOAN was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Surrey Assizes, Kingston and sentenced to seven years transportation on 25 March 1789. SOAN sailed with the Third Fleet from Portsmouth per Admiral Barrington (1791) on 27 March 1791 and arrived in the colony on 16 October 1791, but he did not survive long in the colony. He was the “JOHN SONE, Convict” who was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 6 June 1792.


  • Alternate: JOHN SONE (c.f. burial register)

Burial Location

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


Primary Sources

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Secondary Sources


# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Surrey Assizes

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Admiral Barrington (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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