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John Browne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Browne
Aliases: Brown
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Carlow County
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 72 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - Convicts & Permission to Marry. Hobart Town Gazette 14/07/1834 & 21/01/1835.
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th October, 2012 wrote:

John Browne was convicted of Highway Robbert at Carlow, Ireland in July 1817 and was given a Life Sentence. He was transported on the ‘Minerva’ departing 22/12/1817, arriving Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on 07/06/1818.

Convict no. 8037.  Aged 42 yrs.

Colonial Offences:
15/10/1821: Drunk & disorderly - Reprimanded & discharged.
04/05/1824: Refuse to obey the Magistrate - to forfeit Ticket of Leave and returned to Port Arthur penal settlement.
06/08/1830: Absent from quarterly Muster - admonished.

08/08/1831: Married Mary Lynch (convict per ‘Morley’). Ref. 1745/1831-36. Sorell district. Under surname ‘Brown’ (no ‘e’).

21/08/1832: Conditional Pardon no. 403.

Hobart Town Gazette has a Conditional Pardon granted on 14/07/1834 and a Free Pardon 21/01/1835 (but these are not recorded in Conduct Record Book).

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th October, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1796, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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