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John Elcom

John Elcom, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Elcom
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 154
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

D Wong on 26th February, 2018 wrote:

27/8/1821 Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England:
A lad, John Elcom, for divers stable robberies.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
ELCOM, John. Per “Asia”, 1822

1822 Jul 29:  On list of convicts landed from the “Asia” & forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; crossed out, assigned in Sydney (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.95)

1822 Jul 29:  On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.35)

1824 May 17:  Bonded convict servant turned in by Mr Rumker to William Howe, the District Magistrate (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.90)

1824 Jun 9:  On list of convicts employed by William Howe of Minto; listed as Alcomb (Fiche 3093; 4/1837B No.475 p.823)

1824 Jul 6:  Convict to whose credit certain sums are to be lodged in the Savings Bank; listed as Elcomb (Reel 6014, 4/3514 p.583; Reel 6017, 4/5782 p.343)

1825 May:  Memorial re receipt of money from brother (Reel 6063; 4/1786 p.94). Reply, 3 Jun (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.426)

Maureen Withey on 1st June, 2021 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/62/9   1822 Jan
Prisoner name: John Elcom.
Court and date of trial: Sussex Summer Assizes 1821 held at Lewes.
Crime: Stealing two saddles and other articles the property of John Bouvier.
Initial sentence: Seven years transportation.
Annotated (Outcome): Considered by Mr Peel 22 January 1822. Nil.
Petitioner(s): Prisoner and 50 signatories.
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): Wholly innocent of crime; purchased the articles from George Short of Portsmouth; had no knowledge they were stolen; previous good character.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th February, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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