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John Davis

John Davis, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 21 September 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 21st September, 1826
Arrival date: 14th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 81 (42)
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

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 ΒΌ. Sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 12th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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