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John Collins

John Collins, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 22 May 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Collins
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 22nd May, 1829
Arrival date: 13th September, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 75 (40)
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

Ejhanford on 11th June, 2013 wrote:

Convicted at Surrey Quarter Session for a term of life on 02 July 1833 sentence to life transported 3rd August 1833 on the ship John—Date of birth is approximate - convict register states age 23 yrs in 1833. Records of 1. Physical appearance (Age 23; 5’ 31/2” tall; Reddish brown hair and red whiskers; grey eyes; many tattoos etc) 2. Conduct after arrival in Tasmania (very long charge sheet beginning 1 week after arrival amd continuing right through until at least May 1840) and 3. Application to be given permission to marry in March 1846 (another convict Helena Towe) Tasmania. He was pardoned 1849-1850 after serving 16 yrs and 9 mo - much of this in chains carrying out hard labour as punishment for misconduct whilst at the colony—born c 1810 - age 23 in 1833, occ = stonecutter—crime pickpocket—tatoos on left arm - red-brown hair - 5 ft 3 1/2 inches tall

Convict Changes History

Ejhanford on 11th June, 2013 made the following changes:

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