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John Blackwell

John Blackwell, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Blackwell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Huntingdon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 379 (191)
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

greg petersen on 9th April, 2017 wrote:

Assigned to Thomas Archer, Conduct record: Transported for sheep stealing. Gaol report, His behaviour since conviction, uniformly “Good”. Hulk report “Good”. Stated this offence stealing two sheep property Pitford, a farmer, Hemingford Abbey - 3 months in Huntingdon county gaol for an assault. Wife and five children at N. ? town Staunton on the ? ? Blackwell oldest child a girl 14 years, youngest one year old.? married.
October 1st 1830, Archer/ disobedience of orders & insolence this morning - reprimanded. November 14th 1831, T. Archer/ disobedience of orders on the 13th instant reprimanded. November 18th 1831, T. Archer/ neglect of duty & gross insolence to his master yesterday - 50 lashes

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 9th April, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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