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John Davis, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 21 September 1826
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 81 (42)
||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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Maureen Withey on 12th March, 2020 wrote:
Windsor. SATURDAY, MAY 26.-Charles Jepson and John Davis were brought, before the Court, charged that they had stolen a bag and a quantity of wheat contained therein. One observed them with the wheat and bag. The bag was identified by a second witness. The prisoners had but little to say by way of defence. Sentence, each to a penal settlement for the term of three years. Sydney Gazette, 11 Jun 1827.
Moreton Bay Records.
John Davis, per Albion, Tried at Salop. Ass. 27 Jul 1825 for sheep-steeling, 14 years, labourer. Colonial sentence: Tried at Gen Sessions, Windsor, 26 May 1827 for theft- 3 years. Sent back to Sydney 20 June 1830.
Description: Several prisoners named John Davis at Moreton Bay, but this one is from Shropshire:
John Davis, native of Shropshire, age 42, 5 ft 5 ¼. Sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 12th March, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime