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John Bowen, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Ploughman and shepherd
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 270. Australia Convict Indentures 1829 for Governor Ready (hand written).
||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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Wendy Smith on 14th May, 2020 wrote:
Comment from Convict Indentures (January 1829) for Governor Ready state that this originally embarked on the ‘Florentia’ but left at Cork Cove in consequence of Typhus Fever. His name, place and time of trial will be found on that ship. The Governor Ready left Cork on 21 September 1828 and arrived in Sydney, NSW 19 January 1829. The entry in the Convict indentures state that John Bowen was 28 years old. He could neither read or write; religion Catholic; status married with 2 children and a native of Derbyshire. He was convicted of house breaking on 26 March 1827 at Salop Assizes and sentenced to life. He had no prior convictions. Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 2 1/2 inches, complexion ruddy and freckled, hair sandy and eyes dark hazel. Transport number on Governor Ready No.199.
Assigned to Mr Thomas Raine, Sydney NSW.
Received ticket of leave on 2 October 1837 (number 37/1309). Allowed to remain in Bathurst District by Bathurst Board dated May 1837. Comment on transfer of convict ship recorded on ticket of leave.
This means that there will a double count for this man in the convict lists.
Convict Changes History
Wendy Smith on 14th May, 2020 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 270. Australia Convict Indentures 1829 for Governor Ready (hand written). (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece