Jonas Silvester (d.1792)

JONAS SILVESTER was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Bedford Assizes in Bedfordshire, England and sentenced to seven years transportation on 15 July 1790. SILVESTER sailed with the Third Fleet on 27 March 1791 per William and Ann (1791) and arrived on 28 August 1791 but he did not survive long in the colony. “JONAS SILVESTER, Convict” was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 15 May 1792.

Burial Location

  • 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.


# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Bedford Assizes

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: William and Ann (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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