In answer to your question. Yes Christian Sternbeck was a convict. He was
convicted on 18 Sep 1800 (aged 17) at the Old Bailey for stealing. He was
convicted of stealing 2 blankets.
My family had a connection with the Sternbecks.The families inter-married .
My Walker family rented the place known as Sternbecks Inn from them in the
mid - late 19th Century. It has been restored and is no known as The
Victoria Inn. It has quite a history.
The transcript of the trial is available on line where you can find more
details. Hope this helps