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John Browning

John Browning, one of 156 convicts transported on the Medway, 13 November 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Browning
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Medway
Departure date: 13th November, 1820
Arrival date: 13th March, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 156 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 417 (210)
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

Maureen Withey on 6th April, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury. Committed to Fisherton Gaol- John Browning, charged, on the oath of Margaret Dore, shopkeeper, of Stratton St Margaret, with having, on the 11th instant, disposed of and put away a forged £5 Bank of England note, with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank.  Wm. Lee, convicted at the late assizes of passing a forged Bank of England note, remains for execution tomorrow at Fisherton.
Source: Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 20 Mar 1820

Tthe following convicts from Gaol, were Wednesday last put on board the Leviathan hulk, in Portsmouth harbour, viz. ..John Browning…
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 25 Sept 1820

Maureen Withey on 17th January, 2020 wrote:

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.  Colonial Secretary’s Office, May 11, 1826
CERTIFICATES of Freedom, and Tickets of Leave, have been issued to the undermentioned Persons during the last Week :
John Browning (New Norfolk).Medway (1)
Hobart Town Gazette, 20 May 1826.

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-1$init=CON31-1-1p194

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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