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John Coleman

John Coleman, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Coleman
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 1871
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing rabbits
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 6th June, 1835
Arrival date: 28th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 76
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

Joan Ransom on 27th January, 2015 wrote:

First sent to Liverpool,Bathurst, Botany, then Brisbane Waters. Married Catherine Moran 1852. Ticket of Leave 1839. Certificate of freedom 1843.
Children—stepson Charles Jordan,Harriett 1845,John 1849, Louisa 1 and Elizabeth 1851, Mary C1852, Henry William 1854, Louisa 2 and Maryanne 1856, Ellen 1860, Joseph 1864. The family moved to the Richmond River C 1864 where John was a cedar cutter. He lived at Ballina and Boyds Mountain.He died in 1871 aged 52 and was buried in the old Ballina cemetery where his headstone is part of the memorial wall. Ellen Coleman married John Jarrett in Ballina.

Joan Ransom on 14th October, 2016 wrote:

Married Catherine Moran, not Mary Green.Went to Richmond River.Cut cedar also at Brunswick Heads. Catherine remarried [Day] Headstone survives at Ballina historic cemetery wall. Came from Brighton Sussex, no birth record found. Lived at Orange Row with mother[ probably Lucy Martin]and William and Lucy Coleman. Willian probably his brother.

Convict Changes History

Joan Ransom on 27th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1871 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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