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John Firby

John Firby, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Firby
Aliases: Furby
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 381 (192)
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

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

1828 Census Index.
John Furby, Ocean, Melville island.


Criminal Court, Friday.
John Furby was indicted for assaulting James Wilkins on the 28th of January, at Melville Island, through which deceased Wilkins came by his death. Prisoner and deceased had a quarrel -— they came to blows— but it was clearly proved that deceased struck first.
Dr. Sherwin proved the deceased came by his death through a contusion of the head. No intention of malice appeared on the part of the prisoner. He was acquitted, his ticket of leave being cancelled.
The Australian, 8 July 1829.

Criminal Court Record Index.
Prisoners tried before the Supreme Court, 1829.
John Furby, Offence, Manslaughter. 3 July 1829.


Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Yorkshire Lent Assizes.
John Firby, tinker, charged with entering a dwelling at Scalby, the North Hiding, and stealing therefrom ten guinea notes, some silver and halfpence.
Manchester Mercury, 11 March 1817,

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Furby, crime

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