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John Fox

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Fox
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Omagh Co Tyrone Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts


Primary source: NSW COL SEC RECORDS - Convict ship records - Minerva' Freemans Journal (IRE) 14/8/1817 p 2
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 23rd October, 2016 wrote:

John Fox was Convicted at the Omagh Assizs, County Tyrone in August 1817 for burglary at the house of john McEldone. Was transported for life on “Minerva” after his sentence of death was commuted.

Personal particulars: Aged 28 year on voyage. Born at Kildress, Co Tyrone. Labourer. 5ft 6&1/2 inches tall. Dark pale complexion, black hair, blue eyes.

Minerva arrived at Sydney on 18 April 1818 and then went on to Tasmania with its convicts.

Robin Sharkey on 23rd October, 2016 wrote:

Had a Ticket of Leave by 1820

15 July 1820 - absent from Sunday muster. Reported.

31 Dec 1827 - Tkt of Leave - Riding in his cart wthout a driver or Reny (??) to guide the beasts. Fined 10s

1828 Sept 11 - Tkt of leave - Stealing 11 cabbages and a number of cabbage plants out of government.at the farm at New town. To forgeit his Ticket of Leave

1828 Sept 12 -being intoxicated in teh barrackslast night. 7 days [i.e. hard labour]

1832 -15 May Ticket of Leave - Keeping a dog unlicensed, fined 32
1836 5th July - T/L -Drunk. Fined 5s
1836 - 9th July - T/L - Neglecting to attend muster and church. Reported.

1836, 16th November - Conditional Pardon No 1150.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 23rd October, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: NSW COL SEC RECORDS - Convict ship records - Minerva' Freemans Journal (IRE) 14/8/1817 p 2 (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Fox, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1790, date of death: 0

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