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John Felmingham

John Felmingham, one of 168 convicts transported on the Mary, 15 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Felmingham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd February, 1811
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 5th June, 1875
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 15th December, 1829
Arrival date: 10th April, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 260
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

Christine Helen Giles on 13th October, 2012 wrote:

John received a full pardon in 1854 and moved to Brushy Plains near the toenship of Buckland.He built the Travellor’s Rest Hotel, later named the Buckland Inn.

D Wong on 14th July, 2021 wrote:

Norfolk Chronicle Norfolk, England
11 Apr 1829
John Brown aged 17, & Thomas Dyball pleaded guilty to, and John Felmingham, aged 21, was charged with having feloniously broken into the dwelling-house of Thomas Willis, of Acle, shopkeeper, and stolen twenty yards of cotton cord, twelve pair of worstead stockings, and other articles, his property on the 21st of February last, & Thomas Benstead was charged with having received the same, knowing it to have been stolen.___Benstead was acquitted, and Felmingham found guilty, and judgment of Death recordeed against him.

Thomas Dyball arrived NSW Per Sarah 1829.
No ship found for John Brown.

John Felmingham was listed as 22 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Eccles, Norfolk.

Occupations: Bricklayer/stone mason & Plaisterer.

John was single, 5’6ΒΌ” tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, light brown thin whiskers, light blue eyes.

1830-32 Musters: Public Works
1833-35 Musters: Post Messenger.

15/3/1839: TOL
16/3/1842: CP
8/7/1845: Recommended CP extended to all countries not in Europe.
12/6/1846: Approved.

10/6/1835: Permission to marry Eleanor Elizabeth Wright (free).

21/9/1836: Married Eleanor Wright at Campbell Town.
1838: William d 24/8/1877
1838 Sarah Ellen d 29/8/1881
1841: Eliza d 24/1/1842

2/2/1844: Ellen(Eleanor) Felmingham died in childbirth, death registered Hobart - wife of a publican.

5/3/1845: Married Sarah Ann Ashton or Myers, she was 18, he was 33, a widower and a Licensed Victualer.
25/10/1846: John d 1928
Sarah Anne Ashton died 1919.

5/6/1875: John Felingham died at Spring Bay, Tas., aged 64.

Convict Changes History

Christine Helen Giles on 13th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810, date of death 1874, occupation

D Wong on 14th July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 2nd February, 1811 (prev. 1810), date of death: 5th June, 1875 (prev. 1874), gender: m, occupation, crime

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