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John Broxup

John Broxup, one of 198 convicts transported on the Persian, 26 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Broxup
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: York (City) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Persian
Departure date: 26th June, 1830
Arrival date: 7th November, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 197 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 419 (212)
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

DON BOWES on 14th May, 2015 wrote:

After his return to York wrote and published the short (20 pages or so) book “Life of John Broxup: Late Convict at van Diemen’s Land” a revealing and often gruesome account of his life from his education from the age of 9 in the York Blue Coat School, then as an apprentice, then for a number of years as a soldier, then as a labourer before his conviction and transportation, then as a convict. The book, written after his return to York, ends with moralistic and cautionary words to others who might be in danger of taking a path to the misery he suffered.

Convict Changes History

DON BOWES on 14th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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