Family name(s) BEST
Given name(s) John
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation None
Age when departed England 27
Trial date 29 October 1783
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Burglary
Value of crimes 39 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Friendship
Date left colony
Date of Death 16 March 1839


Guilty of return from transport following the Mercury mutiny.Report from Dunkirk hulk was “troublesome at times”.