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John Fist

John Fist, one of 292 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 16 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Fist
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 11th September, 1903
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Kent. Assizes at Maidstone
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 16th April, 1852
Arrival date: 31st July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 405 (205)
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 7th September, 2012 wrote:

John Fist was 20 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was transported for stealing jewelry and clothes.

John was 5’4" tall, single, could read and write a little, C of E, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, medium nose, mouth and chin, scar on forehead right side.

John’s brothers were: Thomas, William, George.  Sisters: Elizabeth, Maria, Elvina, all at his native place, Canterbury.

31/5/1853: TOL
7/6/1853: Recommended for CP
16/5/1854: CP approved.

By 1863 John had already been in Victoria for a while.

Bevin Fist on 24th May, 2014 wrote:

Arrived 31/08/1852 Farmer at Table Cape Tas
Storeman in Melbourne 1868-1903
Farmer in Sisters Creek Tas 1885-1890

D Wong on 21st June, 2016 wrote:

John was the son of John Fist and Jemima Hawkins, one of eight children.

5/5/1863: Married Ann Robinson at Horton, Tasmania.
Children: William Joseph 1864 (Tas.) and Henry Johnstone Fist 1865-1942.

12/9/1903 The Argus, Melbourne:
FIST.—On the 11th September, at his residence, “Ebenezer,” 296 Barkly-street, East Brunswick, John, the beloved husband of Ann Fist, for 30 years in the employ of John Connell and Co., aged 72 years.
“Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

15/9/1903 The Age, Melbourne:
FELIX LODGE, G.U.O.O.F.— The Members of this Lodge and the Order in general are respectfully invited - to follow the remain of their Bro., JOHN FIST, P.N.F., to the place of internment, Melbourne Cemetery.  Funeral to leave his residence, 296 Barkly-street, East Brunswick, THIS DAY (Tuesday), 15th September, at 2 p.m.
THOS. GREEN, Secretary.

Bevin Fist on 10th August, 2017 wrote:

John Fist arrived in Table Cape after receiving his pardon in May 1854

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 7th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1832-00-00, date of death 1903-00-00, gender m

Bevin Fist on 24th May, 2014 made the following changes:

occupation

Bevin Fist on 23rd June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 0000 (prev. 1903)

Bevin Fist on 21st June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000)

Bevin Fist on 21st June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 21st June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th September, 1903 (prev. 1903)

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