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John Blucher

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Blucher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Bricklayer
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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 5th June, 2016 wrote:

John Blucher was convicted at Gloucester Aug 1840 for stealing money from a dwelling house. Had previously run away from his employer where he was apprenticed. (Aged 13yrs). 10yr sentence. Sent to Parkhurst Prison for Boys, Isle of Wight - for 4 yrs. Further transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Mandarin’ arriving 16 Oct 1843.

Single; Bricklayer and also had worked as a shoemaker; Protestant; can read & write; aged 17yrs; 4’7”.
Native place - Gloucester.

1 yr Probation period in VDL at Browns River.
Numerous assignments of service work and some misconduct.

Free Certificate 11 Oct 1850.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 5th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Blucher, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1826, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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