- Born: Cir 1765, London,Middlesex,England
- Marriage: Sarah McALISTER in 1817 in Parramatta,New South Wales,Australia
- Died: 8 Sep 1832, Parramatta,New South Wales,Australia at age 67
Arrived 13 Oct 1791 Convict ship "Albermarle"- convict 7 yrs .
Illiterate. 4 Men, one of whom is John, were tried on 18 Apr 1787 and sentenced for 7 yrs for stealing 7 linen shirts value 35/-, 1 frock value 1/-, property of John Shepherd, Clerk of Paddington. All four found guilty. On voyage to Australia on Albermarle, the convicts attempted to take over the ship in a mutiny, the result, 32 deaths John aided the crew in oversetting the mutiny and this act aided his application in obtaining a Ticket of Leave. On arrival in Sydney the convicts were in a deplorable state emaciated and riddled with disease, they were all given new clothes and their old clothing was burnt. John had various alias, McAllister, McEllister, McIntosh, McGregory & McMorn. On ships indent John Ellison is listed as having died at sea on 9 Sept 1791, on board he also used an alias of Anthony Dixon, in some records he is also listed on board sometimes as George Ellison. On arrival in Australia he used the name John Ellison and as such this is the name we use for family records, but we have no proof of any real name . Whoever he was, in England, in Australia, he became John Ellison, Parramatta Publican , businessman and family man. A man of good repute. John was issued his first liquor licence in 1817.
John married Sarah McALISTER in 1817 in Parramatta,New South Wales,Australia. (Sarah McALISTER was born in 1787 in Kent,England, died on 25 Feb 1832 in Parramatta,New South Wales,Australia and was buried on 3 Mar 1832 in Parramatta,New South Wales,Australia.)