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John Andrews

John Andrews, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Andrews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Dorset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 13th March, 1828
Arrival date: 10th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 332. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Archives Office of Tasmania, Description List (CON18-1-1) & Conduct Record (CON31-1-1)
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

Nell Murphy on 30th May, 2016 wrote:

John Andrews was convicted at Dorset for stealing 2 sacks of wheat. Previous offences - belonged to a “gang of thieves”. (Brother James Andrews was also convicted of stealing and transported on same ship to VDL.). 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Bengal Merchant’ 1828.

Single man. Stated he last worked for Abbott, near Blandford.
Father: Thomas Andrews, Dorset.
Brother: James Andrews (VDL)

No remarks on his Conduct Record in Colony.

Cheryl on 15th September, 2018 wrote:

To serve his 7 year sentence, John was sent to work at ‘Wetmore’ in Ross for Mr Parramore as a ploughman. He served his sentence with a clean record. Once his sentence was complete, he and his brother James chose to stay in Van Diemens Land for another few years, possibly working for Captain Fenton at Fenton’s Forest near New Norfolk. Eventually both boys left for the Mainland and took up land on Nepean Highway at Brighton in Victoria.

Iris Dunne on 15th September, 2018 wrote:

Description List No.281, Aged 22, Trade: Farmers Laborer
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-1,284,3,F,80

Conduct Record No.281, Offence Larceny
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,75,F,57

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 30th May, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 332. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 332), gender

Iris Dunne on 15th September, 2018 made the following changes:

occupation

Iris Dunne on 15th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 332. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Archives Office of Tasmania, Description List (CON18-1-1) & Conduct Record (CON31-1-1) (prev. Australian Joint Copy

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