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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

References

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
NORFOLK LENT ASSIZES
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.
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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.
Children:
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.
Children:
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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