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John Allchin, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 459 (211)
||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.
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.
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