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John Eastwood

John Eastwood, one of 200 convicts transported on the John Brewer, 01 December 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Eastwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Carpenter
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York, Leeds Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Brewer
Departure date: 1st December, 1841
Arrival date: 6th April, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 425 (214)
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 at Leeds on 28 Oct 1840 for stealing lead. Previous convictions. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘John Brewer’ arriving 6 April 1842.

Aged 19yrs; single; carpenter; Roman Catholic; can read.
Native place - Leeds.
Father: J….
Mother: Elizabeth
1 brother; 3 sisters

Station Gang - Impression Bay.
Assignments in Colony.

Ticket of Leave 26 May 1846.
Free by Servitude 28 Oct 1847.

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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