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John Brown

John Brown, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Kennaway, 02 June 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 51 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: Stole clothing
Convicted at: Cumberland Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Kennaway
Departure date: 2nd June, 1836
Arrival date: 12th October, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 282
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 17th January, 2013 wrote:

John Brown was 50 years old, transported for stealing a cloak.

John was a widower with 2 male and 1 female children.  Born in Belfast, Antrim County.  His occupation was a Soldier/Artillery man/Labourer.

21/1/1837: Convict Death Register.  John died at the Port Macquarie Hospital.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1786, date of death 1837, gender, occupation, crime

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