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John Downey

John Downey, one of 240 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 15 July 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Downey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1850
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Nova Scotia, Halifax Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 15th July, 1842
Arrival date: 7th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 150
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

Leonie Dolley on 29th June, 2013 wrote:

Johns trade was a glass blower. He was killed at the Huon by the falling tree 15\2\1850.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 29th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1822, gender, crime

Leonie Dolley on 29th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1850

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