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John Brown

John Brown, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 16 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1827
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 16th March, 1824
Arrival date: 12th July, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 173 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 117 (60)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; John Brown
Ship; Countess of Harcourt 1824
No; 53
Age; 28   Est birth Year; 1796/7
Native Place; Dublin
Calling; Glass Cutter
Date of Trial: Lancaster - 14th April 1823
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Complexion; Fair, freckled and ppitted
Hair; Red
Eyes; Grey
Assigned for distribution
Noted against name; Very well. Dead
1824 - 17 July. On list of convicts landed from the “Countess of Harcourt” and forwarded to Appin for distribution. Comments: Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1824. Page: 652

1824 - 31 July. On return of convicts per “Countess of Harcourt” sent from Sydney to be distributed in Appin; returned to Sydney. Comments: Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1824
Page: 65.

Returned to Sydney, no settler being willing to keep him.

1825 - Convict Muster - Lang’s Road Party, Minto
Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011
Liverpool St Luke. 

Name; John Brown
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 1827,  March 8th
Age;  30. Est date of birth 1797/8
Ships Name; Countess of Harcourt
Quality or Profession; Govt. Employee
By whom the Ceremony was preformed; Robert Cartwright

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000)

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