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John Coffee

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Coffee
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Clare
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - Convicts
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 6th July, 2016 wrote:

n.b. There are two John Coffee’s on this voyage of the Minerva. Distinguished by Identifier 1 and Identifier 2.  They were cousins and both charged the same offence.

John COFFEE (Identifier 2): Convicted at Clare, July 1817 Ireland for sheep stealing. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Minerva’ arriving 1818.

Assignments in Colony.
Ticket of Leave granted.
Several notes of misconduct.
1825: Absent and threatening to run away. Sent to Maria Island (east coast of Tasmania).
22 Aug 1836: Conditional Pardon no. 905
22 April 1843: Supreme Court, Hobart - Further Life sentence. To be sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement.
8 May 1843: removed from Port Arthur and sent to Bridgewater Station.
1846: at Oatlands

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 24th October, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 6th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, occupation

Nell Murphy on 6th July, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000)

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