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John Crutchley

John Crutchley, one of 300 convicts transported on the Cornwall, 28 February 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Crutchley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1878
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Warwick. Birmingham Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cornwall
Departure date: 28th February, 1851
Arrival date: 11th June, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 60
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 1st October, 2012 wrote:

John Crutchley was 37 on arrival.  He was transported for housebreaking and stealing plate.

John was 5’10” tall, could read a little, married, wife Elizabeth and 3 children.

1/3/1854: CP

1865: Indicted for stealing blankets.

1/12/1874: Found guilty of being idle and disorderly and sentenced to 3 months in goal, aged 65.  He was released 29/2/1875

3/3/1878: Died at Hobart, aged 69.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1878, gender, occupation, crime

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