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John Biffin

John Biffin, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Biffin
Aliases: Biffan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 332. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Lavinia on 21st June, 2012 wrote:

Date of Trial: 20 March 1816
Native place: Shropshire
Occupation: Black and White Smith
Height: 22 years
Age: 5 ft ½ in
Complex: Dark pale
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Vessel: Lord Eildon
Arrived: Sydney 30 September 1817
Source: Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convicts Arriving in Australia’ January to June 1817 Book 33.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st March, 2013 wrote:

John was transferred to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Elizabeth Henrietta’ arriving 01/04/1818.

Convict Changes History

Lavinia on 21st June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1794-00-00, gender m

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st March, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1

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