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John Brown

John Brown, one of 200 convicts transported on the Florentia, 11 August 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 5th December, 1830
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 Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 11th August, 1830
Arrival date: 12th December, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 461 (233)
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

D Wong on 28th September, 2013 wrote:

John Brown was 30 years old according to the trial record of the Old Bailey.  On the 15/4/1830, John feloniously broke into and entered the dwelling house of Alfred Carter, at St Martin in the Fields and stole 1 sheet 5s., 100 pairs of boots £25 and 250 pairs of shoes £50 and 7 pairs of clogs £2.  He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to death.

5/12/1830: From the ship’s medical list: John Brown age 39?? a careworn looking man whose appearance indicates him having been in better circumstances of other convicts died of phthisis (tuberculosis).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800, date of death 5th December, 1830, gender, crime

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