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John Allchin

John Allchin, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Allchin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Chimney sweep
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Kent, Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 459 (211)
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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D Wong on 8th November, 2015 wrote:

John Allchin, chimney sweep. Bought a horse and cart from Edward Ratcliffe at Brasted fair knowing them to be stolen.
John was sentenced to ten years transportation. Aug 1st. and was removed to the “Fortitude” at Chatham.

John had previous convictions and spent 2 years in the 1st battalion rifle brigade, discharged for sickness.

Father: Thomas
Brothers: Henry, Joseph, Charles, William, Thomas, James.
Sisters: Maryann, Jane.  (all at native place – East Malling, Kent).

John was 5’9” tall, could read and write, single, protestant, fresh complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, dimpled chin.

His occupation was listed as a ploughman, could milk, bricklayer, farm labourer.

23/7/1850: TOL
3/8/1854: COF – himself (presumably he was working for himself).

26/2/1852: Permission to marry Ellen Carrol (Emma Eugenia).

4/10/1853: Permission to marry Janet Kerr (St Vincent 1849).
7/11/1853: Married Janet at Richmond, he was 38 and a stonemason, she was 30 and a servant.
Found no further records in Tasmania – could this be his possible death, the timing is right!!
16/9/1882 The Mercury and Weekly Courier – Ballarat news:
Mr. John Allchin, saddler, a resident of Ballarat for the last twenty-eight years, died from apoplexy on Saturday morning.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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