John CAESAR

Family name(s) CAESAR
Given name(s) John
Alternate name(s) BLACK CAESAR
Sex Male
Occupation Servant or labourer
Age when departed England 23
Trial date 17 March 1786
Trial place Deptford, Kent
Crimes Stealing cash
Value of crimes 240 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Alexander
Date left colony
Date of Death 29 January 1796

Notes

Described as a “black servant” from Madagascar.It was said of him that “he gave more trouble than any other convict in the settlement”.Caesar absconded for the last time in 1795, and became Australia’s first bushranger, before being shot, captured and killed in 1796.