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John Falkner, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||24th September, 1854
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 337 (168)
||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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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)