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John Browne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Browne
Aliases: John Murphy
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
Occupation: Ropemaker
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 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Waterford Ireland
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 24th November, 1852
Arrival date: 12th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-113,350,36,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th May, 2013 wrote:

John Browne (proper name Murphy) was convicted at Waterford, Ireland for stealing money from a person. 7yr sentence. 1st conviction. Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney’, arriving 12.02.1853.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th May, 2013 wrote:

Single man, aged 20yrs; ropemaker; 5’8 3/4”; sallow complexion; dark hair; Hazel eyes.
Native Place: Cork, Ireland.

1mth Probation Period.
08/08/1853, Lucas at Horton (nw Tasmania)- Drunk. Fined.
07/09/1853, Lucas at Horton: Use threatening language & refuse to work - 1mth hard labour at House of Correction.
01/08/1854: Ticket of Leave
28/06/1854: Constable at Horton (Circular Head)- Drunk & using obscene language. Fined.
20/12/1854: TL/Hobart - Out after hrs. 2mths hard labour and not to reside in Hobart.
09/05/1855: Hamilton - Drunk. Fined.

Conditional Pardon 18/09/1855
Certificate of Freedom 17/07/1856

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1833, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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