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John Alger

John Alger, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Alger
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 14th November, 1876
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 137 (71)
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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Community Contributions

Janine Morrissey on 25th April, 2012 wrote:

John is buried at the Berkeley Pioneer Cemetery, Unanderra, N.S.W.  Before he was transported to the Colony he spent nearly 4 months on one of the hulks "Leviathan" or "York" before eventually leaving to come to the Colony.  He married Margaret Whitehill on 17 June 1837 at Wollongong, N.S.W. and their eldest daughter Julia is my great, great grandmother.

Jocelyn Alger on 18th April, 2014 wrote:

John was my great-great grandfather. His son, also John, was my great-grandfather and his son, ‘William Ernest’ was my grandfather. After serving his sentence, John was a farmer at Spring Hill. He was the son of John Alger and Rebecca (nee Thain).

Convict Changes History

Janine Morrissey on 25th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810-00-00, date of death 1876-11-14, gender m

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