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John Farman

John Farman, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Farman
Aliases: Mcfarling
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th September, 1869
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 3rd October, 1831
Arrival date: 14th February, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 185 (95). Tasmanian Archive - convicts Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 11th January, 2013 wrote:

John Farman was convicted at Glouster on 30/03/1831 for horse stealing. 14 yr sentence.

Gaol Report: Good disposition, connections & respectable.
Hulk Report: Orderly.

Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Elizabeth’, voyage 93, arriving 15/02/1832.

Age 27yrs; stout; blue eyes; black hair; 5’10 1/2”; single.

Van Diemens’s Land: convict no. 22584.
1833: Public works
1835: Assigned to Mr. W. Lawrence.

Some misconduct and punishments on convict conduct record.

Conditional Pardon 3282 30/09/1841
Free Certificate 25/02/1848

Married Jean/Jane Cooper (previously married to Francis Woodhouse who had accidently drowned in the Nth Esk River) 11/03/1844 Launceston. (John, a neighbour, had found Mr. Woodhouse in the river.)

Jane had two previous children, Mary Ann & William and then two children of this marriage: Martha Farman b. 1844 & Pricella b. 1845.

Died 28/09/1869 aged 68yrs, Port Sorell district.
His wife Jane had died in 1849.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 11th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1804, date of death 28th September, 1869, gender, crime

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