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John Francis

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Francis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Wheelwright
Date of Death: 21st July, 1870
Age: 46 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 15 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes, Warwick
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: John Calvin
Departure date: 9th May, 1846
Arrival date: 21st September, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


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D Wong on 9th December, 2019 wrote:


John Francis was listed as 22 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Derby.
Father: Henry
Mother: Ann.

Transported for Burglary and steal money and wearing apparel from Mr. John Basley, at Birmingham.

Transported before, 10 years for Picking Pockets - served 3½ years at the Hulks.

John was single, could read and write a little, protestant, 5’5” tall, black curly hair, hazel eyes, scar centre of forehead, scar on left collar bone, scar inside left arm.

June 1847: Off Norfolk Island per ‘Tory’.

25/9/1852 Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
Launceston QS, Thomas Squires and John Francis were next placed at the bar, charged with burglariously entering the dwelling-house of James Davey, and stealing therefrom four promissory notes, some sovereigns and silver. Mr. Douglas appeared on behalf of the prisoners, who were acquitted.

4/10/1853: TOL

14/8/1855: CP

Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-88$init=CON33-1-88p78

D Wong on 21st December, 2019 wrote:

21/7/1870: John Francis died of disease of the lungs, in Sydney, NSW.

His last known address was Pitt Street, Waterloo, NSW.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th December, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai24722 (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Francis, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1824, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupat

D Wong on 21st December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 21st July, 1870 (prev. 0000)

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