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John Chew

John Chew, one of 160 convicts transported on the Vittoria, 26 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Chew
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th July, 1832
Age: 48 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Vittoria
Departure date: 26th August, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 481 (242)
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 10th October, 2020 wrote:

John Chew was listed as 44 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Gloucestershire.

John was literate, a widower, no children listed, 5’6¾” tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, dark mole over left and two raised ones over left eye, one on the cheek, small scar on back of left hand.

Assigned to Parramatta.

28/7/1832 - Convict Death Register - John Chew died at the Liverpool Hospital, aged 46.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th October, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
John Chew
Age: 43. Birth Year: 1785
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Rheumatismus (Rheumatism)
No of the Case; 41
Date taken ill:  29th Nov 1828
Notes; Of plethoric habit, was attacked last night with acute pain of the left shoulder joint ...
Discharged; 2nd December 1828 -  Well.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th July, 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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