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John Brown

John Brown, one of 260 convicts transported on the John, 27 September 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Labourer
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: Stealing rabbits
Convicted at: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 27th September, 1836
Arrival date: 7th February, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 379 (192)
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 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).

Identifier 1.

John Brown was listed as 23 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Cheshire.

Transported for Stealing rabbits.

John was literate, protestant, single, 5’7” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, many tattoos.

17/6/1840: Aged 26, was at Paterson, NSW.

23/12/1840: Paterson NSW., Apprehended after absconding from H. J. Durbin.

4/3/1843: TOL Moreton Bay. Allowed to remain in the District of Moreton Bay - Brisbane Bench.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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