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John Cleeve

John Cleeve, one of 224 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 31 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cleeve
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Stone and marble cutter
Date of Death: 1883
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 31st October, 1831
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 208
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

Anonymous on 26th July, 2012 wrote:

John Cleeve was transported for stealing from the person.  He was 20 years old on arrival at VDL. Prior convictions for Highway Robbery, once for stealing clothes 3 months, once for stealing pigeons 2 months.

John was single, brown eyes, reddish brown hair, 5’10" tall, fish anchor and woman inside left arm.

Goal Report: Character Bad
Hulk Report: Orderly.

1832, 33 and 35 Musters: Public Works.

Conduct Record was bad: AWOL, missing musters, drunk, stealing geese, working for himself without a permit and having 11 chisels without permission, resulting in many days on the treadmill and hard labour.

1835: Absconded and apprehended.

Convict Changes History

Kylie Gibson on 24th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803-00-00, date of death 1883-00-00, gender m

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