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John Bell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Bell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts


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Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 wrote:

Life Sentence.Forging and uttering false notes. Arrvied van Diemen’s Land 1818.
Conditional Pardon 7 Aug 1821.  Conduct record: Mar 1 1828 - perform labour on the ‘Lord’s Day’ by driving sheep, Fined 5/-. July 29 1830: Keeping 2 dogs without licence, Fined. Feb 28 1832: Not keeping a lamp well trimmed and a light opposite the front entrance of his public house - Fined.

D Wong on 19th May, 2018 wrote:

John Bell was listed as being 35 years old on arrival - his native place was Antrim County.

John was 5’8½” tall, black to grey hair, hazel eyes.

7/8/1821: CP

1/3/1828: Performing ordinary labor on the Lords Day by driving sheep - fined 5/- and costs.
29/7/1830: Keeping 2 dogs liable to duty without a licence contrary to Law, fine £4 and costs.
28/2/1832: Not keeping a lamp well trimmed and a light opposite the front entrance of his Public house on the night of the 18th Feby instant, fined £1 and costs.

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2020 wrote:

Convicts on the Minerva, List dated 30 Dec 1817, Castle of Dublin.
John Bell, 38, Uttering forged notes, July 1817, Life.

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2020 wrote:

Correction - Age given as 36, not 38, as above.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 18th June, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, convicted at 704, crime 10, firstname John, surname Bell, source State Archives of Tasmania http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,122,L,80, gender m

D Wong on 19th May, 2018 made the following changes:

term: 99 years, voyage, source: State Archives of Tasmania http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-1,433,122,L,80 http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. State Archives of Tasmania http://search.archives.tas.

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