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John Ayliffe

John Ayliffe, one of 240 convicts transported on the Mount Stuart Elphinstone, 02 February 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Ayliffe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 13th June, 1896
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes at Sarum
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Mount Stuart Elphinstone
Departure date: 2nd February, 1848
Arrival date: 18th May, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 243 (123)
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

D Wong on 27th April, 2015 wrote:

John was 27 years old on arrival.  He was the son of John Ayliffe/Ayliff (Asia 1836 to VDL).

John was 5’3” tall, single, could read and write, fair complexion, light brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, cast in eyes, scar left side of nose, woman inside right arm, ring 2nd finger left hand.

John received a TOL which was revoked when on 11/10/1849 John was punished for gross misconduct in eloping with his father’s wife.  (John Snr had married Elizabeth Riley ‘Rajah 1841’in 1847).

18/9/1854: John married Mary Ann Everitt (Sir Robert Sippings 1852).  John Jnr was described as a widower on the marriage certificate, however a marriage with Elizabeth Riley has not been found.

Daughter Mary Ann was born in New Norfolk, Tasmania, on 4 October 1855. her father was recorded as a blacksmith.
Harriett, was born in 1857.

John was the victim of a robbery on 10 November 1869, in Nerrigundah, and was living in Newcastle, NSW, in 1891, and then moved to SA with his daughter sometime after this date.

13/6/1896: John died at Wallaroo, SA, aged 74.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th June, 1896 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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