John Herbert KEELING

Family name(s) KEELING, KELLAN
Given name(s) John Herbert
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation Seaman
Age when departed England 22
Trial date 10 September 1783
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Stealing a sword
Value of crimes 0 shillings
Original sentence Death
Transported for Life
Ship Scarborough
Date left colony
Date of Death 28 April 1806


Guilty of return from transport following the Swift mutiny of which he was a ringleader.A man of education and ability according to Major Ross. Night watch member in Sydney in 1789. On Norfolk Island on 31 July 1791 given 50 lashes for contempt of Ross’s orders. Executed for forgery, earlier charges for a similar crime having been dropped out of humanity.