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John Ford

John Ford, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1871
Age: 65 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 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset, Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 9th May, 1844
Arrival date: 5th September, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 96
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

Anne Woodridge on 26th November, 2020 wrote:

Age incorrect on convict record.
Born West Pennard, Somerset to William and Ann Ford
Married to Elizabeth Sheat 1831 -  children William b 1834, George b1835, Thomas b 1841 and Job ( my 2 x great grandfather) b1843.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 29th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1821, date of death 1871, gender, occupation, crime

Anne Woodridge on 26th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 1821)

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