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John Henry Cashman

John Henry Cashman, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Henry Cashman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 18th July, 1803
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Calcutta
Departure date: February, 1803
Arrival date: 4th October, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 338
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

Cameron Nunn on 24th January, 2012 wrote:

"John Henry Cashman, a fine youth of 16 or 17 years of age, having committed a Robbery on one of the Officers of the Ship whose attendant he was, was
drown’d on the Evening of the 18th in his attempt to swim from the Ship."
His Majesty’s Ship Calcutta,
Simons Town, Cape of Good Hope,
22nd Augt, 1803

Anonymous on 5th February, 2012 wrote:

the expedition set sail on 27 april 1803..on 13 august the convict fleet reached Simon’s Town at the cape where meat,water,bread,livestock,grain and seed were taken onboard,and john henry cashman,a convict jumped into the sea and drowned endeavouring to swim ashore after he had been detected in the theft of a watch and money. history of tas..lloyd robson.  chez.

Convict Changes History

Cameron Nunn on 24th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1803-07-18, gender m

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