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John Eastwood

John Eastwood, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 20 January 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Eastwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 20th January, 1836
Arrival date: 24th May, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 228
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

Nell Murphy on 19th April, 2016 wrote:

John Eastwood was convicted of highway robbery - stealing a watch from a person. Previous convictions. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Elphinstone’ arriving 24 May 1836.

Married man - wife Ann at native place near York. 2 children.

Assignments in the Colony.  Several notes of misconduct.
Ticket of Leave
1847 - was in the Launceston district.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 19th April, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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