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John Falkner

John Falkner, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Falkner
Aliases: Fawkner, Faulkner
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th September, 1854
Age: 83 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 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Calcutta
Departure date: February, 1803
Arrival date: 4th October, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 337 (168)
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

greg petersen on 22nd April, 2017 wrote:

John Fawkner a metal refiner, born in Cornwall & transported for 14 years for receiving stolen goods was accompanied by his wife Hannah & son John Pascoe Fawkner (the Founder of Melbourne, Victoria). He with free settlers & other convicts including William Buckley (of “The Wild White Man” fame) was sent to establish a settlement in Sullivans Bay on the mainland in what is now Sorrento in Victoria.In 1804 the settlement was abandoned & the settlers & convicts were sent to Hobart.

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 22nd April, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Fawkner, gender: m, crime

greg petersen on 11th May, 2019 made the following changes:

alias2: Faulkner, date of birth: 1771 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th September, 1854 (prev. 0000)

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