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John Beasley, one of 290 convicts transported on the Asia, 05 November 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 200. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 22nd November, 2017 wrote:
John BEASLEY was convicted at the CCC, London 2 March 1835 for stealing brass weight. 14 yr transportation sentence. Previously convicted for stealing cloths - 1 month prison. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Asia’ arriving 1836. Ship Surgeon’s Report: “well behaved”.
Assigned to work services in the Colony of VDL.
1837: charged with stealing and killing 2 pigs, the property of his Master Franks. Transportation sentence extended 3 yrs.
Some other notes of misconduct.
Ticket of Leave granted 20 May 1842.
Single man. Native place of birth - Greenwich.
Description upon arrival: aged 19yrs, 5’4 3/4” height, fresh complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 22nd November, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 200. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 20