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John Day

John Day, one of 279 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 03 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Day
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 3rd October, 1838
Arrival date: 24th January, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 277 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 350. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-12,215,23,L,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th August, 2013 wrote:

John Day was convicted at Wiltshire on 03/04/1838 for sheep stealing (previous conviction for rabbits). Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Gilmore’, arriving 22/01/1839.
Gaol Report: Bad.  Hulk Report: Good. Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good.

Single man.

Assignments in Colony.
Ticket of Leave 02/02/1847.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, crime

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