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John Still, one of 301 convicts transported on the Clara, 28 January 1864
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 8. Somerset, England, Gaol Registers, Shepton Mallet Gaol (dated 23 Dec 1858)
||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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Debby M Ryan on 17th February, 2017 wrote:
Married Jane Kelley at Newcastle WA in 1872.
Had 2 children in York WA
Jane Amelia in 1873 and an unnamed boy in 1874
2 more children were born in Geralton WA Aaron Joseph in1875 and Ida Elizabeth in 1877.
He later resided in Melbourne where Aaron died at age 19 and he died at Collingwood in 1892.
Debby M Ryan on 20th February, 2017 wrote:
At age 26 trial held in Gloucester on 12 Aug 1862 Conicted for wounding while resisting arrest source Convicts to Australia
Debby M Ryan on 13th January, 2018 wrote:
John Still was really John Britton. John’s family had a lot of run ins with police in Bedminster Bristol where his father and brother were miners. They were trapped in a colliery collapse in June 1851 where 6 people were killed.
His brother Aaron was also transported to WA in 1862 on the Lincelles
He married an Irish girl from the workhouse in Cork, Jane Kelly(she arrived on the bride ship City Of Bristol in 1857)in Newcastle WA(now known as Toodyay) in 1872.
They had children Jane Amelia(b.1873 York WA) Aaron Joseph(b. 1875 Geraldton WA) and Ida Elizabeth (b. 1877 Geraldton WA)
After he’d completed his sentence the family moved to Collingwood Victoria. Aaron Joseph died there in1885. John died in Collingwood in 1892. Jane died in Adelaide in 1907.
Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2018 wrote:
Shepton Mallet Gaol: John Britton the younger aged 21 (received 4 years penal servitude) with John Britton the elder aged 48 (received 12 months hard labour Shepton) and Aaron Britton aged 18 (received 10 months hard labour Taunton), - Received at December 23rd 1858 at 3/4 past 4 P.P. - they all had previous offences to this
Convict Changes History
Debby M Ryan on 20th February, 2017 made the following changes:
Debby M Ryan on 13th January, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: John Britton, date of birth: 1837 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1892 (prev. 0000), occupation
D Wong on 13th January, 2018 made the following changes:
Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 8. Somerset, England, Gaol Registers, Shepton Mallet Gaol (dated 23 Dec 1858) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and