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John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Chamberlain
Aliases: Chambers, David (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farm servant
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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 438
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

D Wong on 1st December, 2013 wrote:

John Chamberlain was 28 years old when convicted of stealing 1 mare, value £20, the goods of William Hickman and others.

1844: TOL Braidwood.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st December, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1 Chambers, David (alias) (prev. Chambers, David (Alias)), date of birth 1806, gender, occupation, crime

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