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Job Ellison

Job Ellison, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 04 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Job Ellison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 24th June, 1841
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 4th April, 1822
Arrival date: 15th 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 158
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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D Wong on 29th October, 2017 wrote:

Job Ellison was charged with have burglariously broken and entered the dwelling-house of Thomas Sandeford, at Tottington Hight End, and with having stolen a silver watch, four gold rings, a necklace, two silk handkerchiefs, four sovereigns, two guineas, some silver, and other articles.

The Jury, in five minutes, found the prisoner - Guilty, but recommended him to mercy, as no violence had been used by him.

Job Ellison was sentenced to suffer death.
His Lordship said the recommendation of the Jury should be attended to ; but it was impossible to say whate the result would be as his crime was of such magnitude, as to call down the heaviest penalties of the law.  His having fire-arms, and not using them, was, his Lordship said, highly favourable to him ; but he exhorted him not to place too great a reliance on the recommendation which would be made on his behalf.

24/5/1826 Sydney Gazette:
MAY 20. - William Dunnan, and Job Ellison, prisoners of the crown for 14 years each, and Patrick Grady, and John Ryan, for 7 years each, were brought up charged with
embezzeling some cedar boards, the property of government ; the prisoners were employed as sawyers, at a particular pit,
whence the boards were removed, but as the evidence did not come home to all the prisoners, they were remanded for further examination on Monday.

12/10/1827 Sydney Gazette:
Police Report.
September 17.—Job Ellison was charged
with stealing a pair of trowsers, the property of a fellow servant ; they had been stolen, from a man when he came to his master’s farm, in the capacity of ” a new chum.”—
Ellison is a sawyer, and of course is an acquisition on an estate, where buildings are always repairing or being repaired, but justice must prevail, and howsoever useful Job might make himself in one way, such
nuisance in the other must be removed.
There is very much of the turbulent charac-
ter in Ellison, and if his mother had him
christened “Job,” because he was a patient
child, he had deceived her since he left the cradle. The property was identified, and proved to have been exchanged by him for other articles.—Sentence, one year to a penal settlement.

1834: TOL Field of Mars
1838: TOL Parramatta
1840: TOL Parramatta

24/6/1841: Convict Death Register - Job Ellison died at the Parramatta Hospital.

NSW BDM: ELLISON JOB 542/1841 V1841542 150 AGE 40.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th June, 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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