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John Crutch

John Crutch, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Crutch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 21st February, 1813
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 12th April, 1879
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Bucks. Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 82
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

greg petersen on 19th February, 2017 wrote:

CRUTCH, John: born 1813 High Wycombe Buckinghamshire; married 1843 VIC; died 1879 VIC

D Wong on 19th February, 2017 wrote:

John Crutch was listed as 19 years old on arrival - he was 5’3” tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, single, reads and writes, Protestant, J.C. A.M. Fish ins rt. arm.

Father: James Crutch, a paper maker at native place.
Brother: Isaac, same trade at native place.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Lieut. Davis or David
1835 Muster: Assigned to Murray & Smith.

Conduct Record: Empty.

3/2/1836: Free Pardon.

21/3/1849: Had a grant of land in Victoria called Cherry Tree Hill, 3840 acres, estimated grazing capability - 3000 sheep.

7/3/1854: Modewarre Lake, Salt Creek - District of Geelong Victoria.

25/5/1861: Member of the Modewarre Farmers’ Assoc.

22/4/1879 Geelong Advertiser:
Crutch - On the 20th April, at his residence, Modewarre, John Crutch, aged 67 years.
The funeral will move this day (Tuesday), the 22nd inst., at 2 o’clock.
Friends are respectfully invited.

John and his wife Ann, who died 28/8/1895, aged 77, are both buried at the Mount Moriac Cemetery, which is between Geelong and Torquay.

Convict Changes History

J Crutch on 24th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813-02-21, date of death 1879-04-12, gender m

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