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John Coleman

John Coleman, one of 148 convicts transported on the Midas, 07 October 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Coleman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 37 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Midas
Departure date: 7th October, 1826
Arrival date: 15th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 147 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 87 (45)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Ship: Midas - 1827
Name; John Coleman. Age; 27 [1800]
No; 119

Read or write. Single,
Native County; Sussex
Trade; Farmers Man & Ploughs
Offence; Highway Robbery
Trial; Horsham - 21st March 1829 - Life
Height; 5 ft. 6 in
Complexion; Ruddy freckled
Hair; Brown to sandy
Eyes; Brown
Assigned; Thos Rapsay, Sydney
Date of Certificate; TL 31/85
Additional Remarks; DIED; in the General Hospital, Newcastle 1837

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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