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John Brown

John Brown, one of 306 convicts transported on the Fortune and Alexander, January 1806

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: Thompson (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Fortune and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1806
Arrival date: 12th July, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 307 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 382
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

Maureen Withey on 24th February, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

BROWN, John alias THOMPSON. Per “Fortune”, 1806

1824 Jan 19-Feb 19 - To be transported for seven years. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (Reel 6023; X820 p.119)
1824 Feb 2 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.109, 462-3)

COURT OF CRIMINAL JURISDICTION.  WEDNESDAY.—John Brown, alias John Thompson, was indicted for stealing 21 dollars, and other articles, the property of Walter Thompson. The prisoner pleaded Guilty—7 years transportation.
Sydney Gazette. 22 Jan 1824.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th February, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Thompson (alias) (prev. Thompson (Alias)), gender: m

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