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John Braham

John Braham, one of 300 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 September 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Braham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th September, 1851
Arrival date: 20th December, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 197 (101). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-105,306,12,L,80
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 Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 wrote:

John Braham was convicted at CCC, London on 5/7/1847 for receiving wearing apparel under false pretenses. Previous conviction. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney 2’, arriving 20/12/1851.

Aged 22yrs; native place - Whitechapel, London; Jewish; 5’3 1/4”; single man; labourer; can read & write.

Assignments in Colony.

Ticket of Leave 31/1/1852
Cert of Freedom 5/7/1854

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2013 wrote:

Father - John
Mother - Betsey
Brother - Isaac
Sisters - Charlotte & Rachel

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1828, gender, occupation, crime

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