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John Clarke

John Clarke, one of 280 convicts transported on the Ramillies, 25 April 1854

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Clarke
Aliases: John Joseph Clarke, Clark, Kettle
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 10th May, 1871
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Norfolk. General Quarter Sessions Norwich
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Ramillies
Departure date: 25th April, 1854
Arrival date: 7th August, 1854
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 88
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

L on 18th March, 2017 wrote:

Convict #2970

D Wong on 18th March, 2017 wrote:

***2 John Clark/e’s on this voyage.***

John Clarke was tried on 14/3/1849 for Larceny.
Occupation: Cook. He was born at Norwich and had previous convictions.

John was 41 years old, 5’6 1/2” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, sallow complexion, stout build, scar on cheek, semi literate.
John was married with 3 children.

31/8/1854: TOL

20/1/1857: Married Eliza Smith - 5 children.

4/5/1863: CP

10/5/1871: John Clarke died at Beverley, WA.

Eliza then married Robert Hughes on 2/10/1872 at Toodyay.

Convict Changes History

L on 18th March, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 18th March, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: John Joseph Clarke, alias2: Clark, alias3: Kettle, date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th May, 1871 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 18th March, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years (prev. 99 years)

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