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John Franklyn, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 220
||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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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: