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John Davis

John Davis, one of 220 convicts transported on the David Lyon, 29 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: 10th August, 1833
Age: 24 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a horse & saddle
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: David Lyon
Departure date: 29th April, 1830
Arrival date: 18th August, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 356
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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Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2016 wrote:

N.B. There are two men named “John Davis” on this sailing of the ‘David Lyon’ 1830.

John Davis was convicted at Middlesex, London (10 Sept 1829)for stealing a horse saddle and harness. Known to Police. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘David Lyon’ arriving Aug 1830.

Native place: Whitechapel, London.
Aged 21yrs; single man.

Died at H.M. Colonial Hospital, Launceston 10 Aug 1833.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th August, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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