John Lambeth.

Born in Warwickshire U.K. circa 1763--Died in the Colony 1788.


John Lambeth, a blacksmith, was sentenced to death at Bristol on 29 March 1785 for theft of money and promissory note.


Reprieved to transportation for seven years, he was 23 when sent to the Dunkirk hulk, where his behavior was “tolerably decent and orderly”.


On 11 March 1787 Lambeth was transferred to Friendship. He told Lieutenant Ralph Clark he had been born in Warwickshire.

He may have been the son of Ralph and Catherine Lambert baptized at Fillongly on 7 April 1763.


John was buried at Sydney Cove on 2 July 1788.





To The Memory of

John Lambeth.


I am what I am today

because of choices I made some-time ago.

Life goes on without me now as time forever will.


May John Lambeth rest in peace at Sydney Cove?



Founders of Australia.

M. Gillen.


Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.



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