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John Coyle

John Coyle, one of 270 convicts transported on the Duchess of Northumberland, 01 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Coyle
Aliases: Kyle (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duchess of Northumberland
Departure date: 1st October, 1842
Arrival date: 18th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 223 (113)
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

D Wong on 4th July, 2015 wrote:

National Archives of Scotland:

Precognition against John Coyle for the crime of theft, habit and repute, and previous conviction.

John Coyle, alias Kyle, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years

John Coyle, alias Kyle, piecer, Address: Calton, Glasgow.

Medical journal of the Duchess of Northumberland, convict ship, for 20 September 1842 to 26 January 1843:
John Coyle, aged 20, prisoner; sick or hurt, dysentery; put on sick list, 2 November 1842, discharged 19 November 1842 cured.

John Coyle was 20 yeas old on arrival, his native place was Glasgow.

John was 5’4 ½” tall, could read, single RC., sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes.

Mother: Biddy
Brothers: James, Arthur, Peter
Sisters: Mary and Ann – at native place.

28/7/1846: TOL
15/10/1846: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th July, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Kyle (alias) (prev. Kyle (Alias)), date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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