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John Auton

John Auton, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Auton
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 19th April, 1825
Arrival date: 14th September, 1825
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 272
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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Anonymous on 2nd July, 2011 wrote:

John AUTON married Mary Ann HALDANE on 3rd May 1831 at St. Matthew’s Church, New Norfolk.  Mary Ann is the daughter of Betty HALDANE who was one of Burke And Hare’s victims. She was also a convict who was transported for 14 years in 1827 and arrived aboard the "Borneo" 8 Oct 1928 in Hobart Town.
John and Mary Ann had 3 children Mary Ann (1831-1839), John (1832-1854) and James (1833-1911).
John snr. died tragically after accidentally falling in to fire at the Bridgewater Hotel, Tasmanian.
The following is a transcript from the Coroner’s Inquest of the 13 September 1858.

The said John AUTON on the sixth day of September in the year 1858 at Bridgewater in the island aforesaid being alone in the tap room of the Bridgewater Hotel there situate it so happened that accidentally, casually, and by misfortune the clothes which he, the said John Auton then and there had on his body took fire by means whereof the said John AUTON then and there received certain mortal burns of which said mortal burns the said John Auton there and also at Her Majesty’s General Hospital at Hobart Town aforesaid in the island aforesaid from the said sith day of September in the year aforesaid until the ninth day of the same month and year did languish and languishing did live on which said last mentioned day in the year aforesaid the said John Auton in the aforesaid at Hobart Town aforesaid in the island aforesaid of mortal burns aforesaid did die and so the jurors aforesaid upon oath aforesaid accidentally, casually and by misfortune came to his death and nor otherwise.
Mary Ann remarried after his death to another convict John Cushion in 1861.

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