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John Boxall

John Boxall, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Boxall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th June, 1839
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 431 (215)
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

Carol Ann Smithers on 11th November, 2012 wrote:

I am just wondering if this John Boxall was a member of the Hawkhurst Gang of smugglers that operated in and around South East England, b etween the mid 1700`s and early 1800`s.  John Boxall allegedly turned Ki ngs evidence but later was arrested for sheep stealing and transported to Australia.  I believe that John Boxall might be a great great grandfather of one of my great grandmother.  Interestingly a much more recent 1920`s relation emigrated to New South Wales, they apparently had family out there.


Beth Kebblewhite on 10th August, 2019 wrote:

John Boxall

Sentence details: Convicted at Sussex Assizes for a term of life on 20 March 1809.
Vessel: Ann.
Date of Departure: August 1809.
Place of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales.
Date of arrival: 27 October 1810
Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 431 (215)
Crime: Larceny (Source: England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892, Class: HO 27; Piece: 4; Page: 232)
1825, Oct 1 & Nov 10 -

BOXALL, John. Per “Anne”, 1810. Petition for mitigation of sentence. He wrote to Governor Brisbane that he was living at Brickfield Hill (Sydney), had an unblemished record & for many years “was an assigned servant of Catherine Lyndsay” (his defacto wife).

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3244; 4/1873 pp.22-22c). Reply, 10 Nov (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.567) [Note: Catherine was born Catherine Turner in 1798 at Parramatta. She had married Edward Lindsey in 1810 & was widowed in 1818]
1828 –

Catherine LINDSEY, aged 22 (?), BC, Protestant, Laundress, Goulburn St., Sydney (L0878) & children –
• Jane, aged 17, BC
• Joseph, aged 15, BC
• William, aged 13, BC
• James, aged 7, BC
• Sarah, aged 10, BC

Also 5 workers for the laundry [Note: One was John Boxall, still a convict]

(Source: 1828 Census of NSW. John Boxall was the father of the youngest 2 children to Catherine)
1839 -

John BOXALL, aged 53 per ship Anne was recorded on the convict death register. He had died at the General Hospital Sydney on 15/06/1839.

(Source: SRNSW Convict Death Register, 4/4549; Reel 690 Page 019)

Convict Changes History

Beth Kebblewhite on 10th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th June, 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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