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John Brooks, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Thornton, Robert Brooks (alias)
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Oxford Quarter Sessions
28th September, 1841
19th February, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 399 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 387 (195). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2017 wrote:
John BROOKS was convicted at Oxford on 19 Oct 1840 and received a 7yr transportation sentence. He was due to go to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Tortoise’ but was RELANDED. (record does not give details). He was subsequently transported per the ‘Somersetshire’ in 1841 - see that record.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 387 (195). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 387 (195)), ali