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John Copley

John Copley, one of 280 convicts transported on the Vimiera, 20 September 1865

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Copley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Vimiera
Departure date: 20th September, 1865
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1865
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 117 (61)
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

George Copley on 19th April, 2013 wrote:

James was granted a ticket of leave 1.8.1869 a Conditional Release 1871 and a Certificate of freedom 3.7.1874, but unfortunetly was reconvicted on the 12.1.1880 and received 4yrs, his new convict number was 10,288. John was 33yrs old and was married with 2 children.

Convict Changes History

George Copley on 19th April, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

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