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John Austin

John Austin, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Austin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Denbigh Great Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 84
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

greg petersen on 6th January, 2017 wrote:

on hulk Justitia (formerly Dutch ship Zeeland)at Woolwich, transferred to Claudine & transported to van Diemen’s Land.

greg petersen on 8th July, 2017 wrote:

Gaol report: “Not known before”
Hulk report: “Volunteer”
Stated M lives at K P High Street keeps a lodging house
December 22nd 1825, not residing under his masters roof - returned to I. O. G.
July 15th 1825, insolence to Mr. McLeod overseer of the R Gang - 25 lashes/ P. A. M./
June 30th 1826, returned to P. M. ...? had no employ for him

greg petersen on 24th March, 2019 wrote:

1827, August 15th, Freedom Certificate granted.
Government Notice, Colonial Secretary’s office, Hobart Town Gazette entry:
THE Period for which “the undermentioned
Persons were transported having expired, Certi-
ficates have been granted to them accordingly.
John Austin, Claudine

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 6th January, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

greg petersen on 8th July, 2017 made the following changes:


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