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John Brown

John Brown, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Peel, 06 September 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 57 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Somerset, Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sir Robert Peel
Departure date: 6th September, 1844
Arrival date: 26th December, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 184. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Leonie Dolley on 12th May, 2013 wrote:

John died in the hospital at New Norfolk 23\8\1846.

Nell Murphy on 18th October, 2016 wrote:

n.b. There are 3 John Brown’s on this voyage of the ‘Sir Robert Peel’.

John Brown was convicted at Somerset 8 July 1844 for stealing from the person. 10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per ‘Sir Robert Peel’ arriving 26 Dec 1844.

Aged 55yrs; labourer; 5’9 1/4”; Protestant; can read & write; single. Has been a soldier - 3rd Foot Guards.
Native Place - Hipfield, near Lewes, Sussex.

15 mths Probation Period.  Broadmarsh.
Admitted to hospital at New Norfolk.
Died, in hospital.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 12th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1789, date of death 1846, gender, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 18th October, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 184. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 184)

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