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John Adams

John Adams, one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Adams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Cambridge Town Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 13th June, 1827
Arrival date: 9th October, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 203 (103)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Anonymous on 14th August, 2012 wrote:

John Adams, convict no. 151.
Convicted of stealing money 16 Oct 1826 - 7yrs.
Transported on the ‘Layton 1’, voyage 51 to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), departing 17 June 1827 Portsmouth, arriving 16 Oct 1827.
Good report in gaol. Good report in ship hulks.
Conflict on arrival.
Stated "I was last in the 82nd Regiment".
Single. Protestant.
No other recorded details in Conduct Book.
Ref: Tasmanian Archives - Convicts.

Anonymous on 14th August, 2012 wrote:

John was born in Reading, his native place listed as Bristol.  He was 19 years old on arrival, had brown eyes, red to brown hair, 5’6" tall, freckled complexion and many tattoos, protestant and single.

John’s father, also John Adams, a Wharfinger, and his mother were living in Bristol.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr H Cassidy.
22/6/1832: TOL Hobart.
1833: Tol.

There were many John Adams, finding it difficult to trace him further.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 14th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808-00-00

Anonymous on 14th August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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