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John Franklyn

John Franklyn, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Franklyn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1838
Arrival date: 21st July, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 220
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

Maureen Withey on 16th May, 2019 wrote:

John Franklyn, aged 35, Convict; disease or hurt, rheumatism. Put on sick list, 1 April 1838, at sea. Discharged, 30 May 1838. He had been very subject to rheumatism, suffered severely during the autumn on board the hulk at Chatham and got very wet on the day of embarkation. He continued to suffer at intervals during the voyage.

Source: Medical and Surgical journal of Her Majesty’s convict ship Bengal Merchant for 5 March to 28 July 1838 by Isaac Noott, Surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to New South Wales.  National Archives Ref: ADM 101/8/3, 3A-3B

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th May, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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