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John Britton

John Britton, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Britton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 446. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 23rd October, 2017 wrote:

John BRITTON was convicted at Essex on 1 July 1834 for stealing wool.  Edmund/Edward Britton was also convicted.  Gaol Report” bad, previously convicted with a transportation sentence in 1816 for stealing flour - served 4 yrs 9 mths at Bermuda.

Married man, wife Mary & 7 children. At Great Barton.

VDL:
Work assignments in the Colony.
1840: at New Norfolk, VDL.
Conditional Pardon approved 21 Sept 1847.

12 July 1853: Departure from Van Diemen’s Land per the ship ‘Yarra Yarra’ for Melbourne, Victoria, steerage passenger.  (Ship to Colony - ‘Augusta Jessie’) (ref. 220/1/3 no. 232)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 23rd October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 446. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 446),

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