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John Brown, one of 260 convicts transported on the John, 27 September 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 386
||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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Mark St Leon on 6th June, 2020 wrote:
After winning his freedom in 1846, John Brown altered his name to “William Charles” Brown. He was an early identity of Wagga Wagga NSW and known by the soubriquet of “Tinker Brown”
D Wong on 6th June, 2020 wrote:
*** 3 John Brown’s on this voyage***
Identifier 1 - Tried Cheshire on 30/3/1836 (Stealing Rabbits).
Identifier 2 - Tried York (West Riding) on 11/4/1837 - 7 years. (Ship Robbery).
Identifier 3 - Tried York City on 27/2/1836 14 years. (Picking Pockets).
Contribution by Mark St Leon above is for John Brown - Identifier 2.
York City. 14 years - Picking Pockets.
John Brown was listed as 40 years old on arrival.
Native Place: London.
John was illiterate, protestant, married with 1 male and 1 female children, 5’5¾” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown mixed with grey hair, grey eyes, speck on right eye, raised mole over left eyebrow, small mole upper left arm, scar back of left thumb.
4/3/1843: TOL Maitland.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th June, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime