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Philip John Finch

Philip John Finch, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip John Finch
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 1866
Age: 62 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing feathers
Convicted at: Suffolk, Liberty of Bury St Edmunds Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 326
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

Anonymous on 1st August, 2012 wrote:

Philip was transported for stealing feathers from George Finch, a higgler.

Philip was described on the muster roll as, 25, able to read and write, protestant and married with no children, 5’ 3 1/4" tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, small scars on his left eyebrow and over right brow, crucifix tattooed on his right arm and men, a flower-pot, an anchor and P John Finch on his lift.

Philip was assigned to John Hely, a baker of Castlereagh Street.

3/10/1834: COF

1866: Died Richmond River and was buries in Lismore.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 1st August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1804-00-00, date of death 1866-00-00, gender m

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