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John Brown

John Brown, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1878
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 27th July, 1828
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Cornwallis
Departure date: August, 1800
Arrival date: 12th June, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


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

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2015 wrote:

There appears to be a very confusing situation with John’s records. viz…..
There are two John Browns, both aged 22 in 1810.
Both tried the same day, January 15th 1800 at the Old Bailey.
Both Convicted and sentenced to death.
This sentence commuted to Life for both on the same summary.
(Transcript 18000115-5 before the Middlesex Jury and Lord Chief Baron and 18000115-43 before the London Jury and Mr Recorder)
Both transported on Earl Cornwallis, August 1800 and arriving 12th June 1801.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 30th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1878 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th July, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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