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John Bird, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 166
||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 4th October, 2018 wrote:
John Bird was 54 years old on arrival in NSW - Native Place: Leicester. Transported for ‘Strealing a smoothing iron’.
Occupation: Stocking weaver.
John was literate, Protestant, Married with 2 female children, 5’2½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown mixed with grey hair, hazel eyes, lost two front teeth in upper jaw, left knee stiff, scar inside same.
1844: TOL Windsor.
No date of death found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 4th October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime