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John Flynn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Flynn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Soldier/groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Cape of Good Hope Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 16th March, 1842
Arrival date: 11th August, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-1,363,130,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 12th November, 2013 wrote:

John Flynn was convicted at Cape Town Court Martial on 25/01/1842 for desertion. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the Surrey, arriving 11/08/1842.

Single man; Roman Catholic; native place of birth: Sligo, Ireland; Soldier/Groom; 5’5 1/4”; aged 20yrs; fresh complexion, freckled; red curly hair; lt blue eyes; not literate.

2yrs Probation at Wedge Bay

Certificate of Freedom 26/01/1849.

Possibly this person:
LAUNCESTON-(From Our Reporter.)
OLD MAN’S SUDDEN DEATH. January 5. 1908.
John Flynn, 80, living off and on at the Invalid Depot, who sold soaps and perfumes, took ill in Patterson street yesterday, and was taken into the National Hotel, where he died. An inquest will be held to-morrow.” (Mercury newspaper 6/1/1908)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 12th November, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1822, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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