Given that Thomas, a likely son of John was born in 1825 in England any John Green’s transported between 1824-33 when the family made their way out became a likely suspect. 11 suitable candidates were identified. After dismissing those who were way to young, married to other people or Irish, 3 were left.
The John Green born in 1786, tried in Gloucester and sent out in 1826 on the England seemed a good match. But turns out he was a bit of a gaol bird over here as well and as such was pretty traceable in his exploits around the Hunter Valley. On to the maybe but not likely list he goes. 2 left.
Introducing Candidate #1 :
John Green #1 was born in Bedfordshire c. 1791. Married with 2 Girls and 2 boys and working as a farmservant/groom he was convicted with 3 others in Buckinghamshire for sheep stealing. Thus earning a one way trip on the Camden at his majesty’s pleasure. In 1841 he writes to the Governor from his assignment at Goulburn and is granted a ticket of leave. What he wrote and whether it links him to any of our known individuals will be explored in a special episode, “The Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence: Blindness by Microfilm.” Remember to tune in next time for Candidate #2!