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John Arlington

John Arlington, one of 310 convicts transported on the Mangles, 24 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Arlington
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 24th April, 1835
Arrival date: 1st August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 309 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 38
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 27th July, 2016 wrote:

John was 18 years old on arrival, 5’3 1/2” tall, black hair, light grey eyes, could read and write, Protestant - he was transported for ‘Stealing four brushes from Mary Morgan.

Father: Charles, a baker, Clerkenwell.
Brothers: Thomas, James.
Sisters: Julia, Eliza, Jane, Mary - all about London.

9/11/1839: TOL

4/9/1840 The Hobart Town Courier:
John Wilks, Samuel Sugden, and John Arlington, were severally indicted for a burglary in the house of Mr. Ivey,
Baker, in Collins-street, Hobart, on the 10th August last. The evidence in this case was fully borne out by
corroborative circumstances, and no doubt appeared to exist as to the fact of the burglary having been committed
by the prisoners at the bar, as specified in the indictment aforesaid.

His Honor, in summing up, called upon the jury to give their verdict of guilty or not guilty, who, after a little deliberation, brought in their verdict of guilty against the whole of the prisoners at the bar.
The sentence was, to each, transportation for 14 years beyond the seas.

John was sent to Port Arthur.

Some mentions of a John Arlington going to Moreton Bay and later in Queensland, also some mention of a John Arlington in Victoria in ‘Trove’ ...

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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