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John Byfield

John Byfield, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 20 January 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Byfield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1886
Age: 69 years

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: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Cambridge. Ely Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 20th January, 1836
Arrival date: 24th May, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 222. Linc, Conduct Record (CON31/1/3)
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

Fiona Huskinson on 12th May, 2018 wrote:

married Julia Lackey 25 February 1845
married Eliza Sarah Chant (nee Woodhall) 20 September 1882
had six children to Eliza between 1867 and 1873 (note before they were married) - Emma Ann, Alice Elizabeth, Herbert Sydney, Rosina Amelia, James Christopher Rhueben and Ada May.

Johns occupation on all official documents noted as a plaster in VDL.

Iris Dunne on 31st May, 2018 wrote:

Conduct Record: Transported for Larceny, Free Certificate No.545 in 1845
https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/results?qu=john&qu=byfield&qf=NI_SHIP_FACET Ship+(Names+Index) Elphinstone Elphinstone+||+Elphinstone+(1) Elphinstone+(1)

Convict Changes History

Alison Bond on 28th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817, crime

Alison Bond on 29th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1886, gender, crime

Iris Dunne on 31st May, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 222. Linc, Conduct Record (CON31/1/3) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 222)

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