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John Greaves Duffin

John Greaves Duffin, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Greaves Duffin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th August, 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1858
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Session Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date: 17th January, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 320 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 142
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

David Astall on 10th August, 2016 wrote:

born in Shaw nr Oldham
Convicted along with his brother James Duffin 1809 - 1878

D Wong on 11th August, 2016 wrote:

1844: Married Sarah Gilluly/Gilooly (thought to be the daughter of Michael Gilooly (Atlas 1802).  No children found.

27/4/1850 Bathurst Free Press:
The Public are hereby cautioned not to give credit to my wife, Sarah Duffin, as I will not hold myself responsible for any debts she may contract after this notice, she having left her home without any provocation.
Bathurst, April 15th, 1850.

This seems to be the house of his brother, James, who arrived per ‘Bengal Merchant 1836).
15/10/1858: Sydney Morning Herald:
FUNERAL. — The Friends of the late Mr. JOHN GRAVES DUFFIN are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral THIS (Friday) MORNING, at eight o’clock. The procession will move from Mr. JAMES DUFFIN’S residence, No. 379, Kent-street, at the above hour precisely. C. KINSELA and SON, undertakers, Sussex-street South, and near the Railway Bridge.

Convict Changes History

David Astall on 10th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 26th August, 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1923 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 11th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1858 (prev. 1923)

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