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John Allsop

John Allsop, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Allsop
Aliases: Oakley
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 139 (71). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th September, 2013 wrote:

John Allsop was convicted at Devon, England on 17/03/1823 for burglary. 7yr transportation sentence. (Previous: served 2yrs at Bridewell & 1mth at Bodmin.) Transported on the ‘Chapman’, arriving in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on 27/07/1824.

Aged 20yrs; b. Taunton; dark hair; brown eyes.

Assignments and Port Arthur Penal settlement.

Note on record that he was again convicted, as “John Oakley” in 1865.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th September, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1804, gender, occupation, crime

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