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John Best, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||23rd July, 1831
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 125 (64)
||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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D Wong on 11th April, 2020 wrote:
John Best was listed as 34 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Staffordshire.
Occupation: Gun-lock filer.
John was 5’10” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, sallow complexion, hazel eyes.
23/7/1831: Convict Death Register - John died at Port Macquarie, NSW - aged 51.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 11th April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd July, 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime