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John Gardner

John Gardner, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gardner
Aliases: Gardener
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Nail maker
Date of Death: 1847
Age: 23 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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
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 HO11/12, Page Number 217 (110)
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 11th June, 2020 wrote:

On Tuesday morning, the 12th inst., the following convicts were removed to Gosport:—William Nutt, William Harris, Christopher Edmonds, John Gardner, William Goodman, and Samuel Manning, for life; Henry Carpenter, for 30 years; Emanuel Turner, Thomas Cull, Thomas Harford, Henry Clayfield, and William Ricketts, for 15 years; Thomas Spill, for 12 years and William Bow, for 7 years.
Cheltenham Examiner, 20 May 1840.

Maureen Withey on 11th June, 2020 wrote:

John Gardner. 17, was charged with stealing, on I2lh March, at Westbury on Trym, a silk handkerchief, from the person of Edmund Butcher. He was found guilty and a previous conviction having been proved against him he was sentenced to transportation for life.
Cheltenham Chronicle, 9 April 1840

Dianne Jones on 15th February, 2021 wrote:

1847, 22 July: John GARDENER, 23, per Lord Lyndoch – bond, Protestant – was buried in the grounds of the Prisoners’ Barracks, at Hobart, having been a patient in the General Hospital at Hobart. The ceremony was performed by Wm Hesketh (see https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/ Resource RGD34/1/2 no 1614).

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 13th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1824, date of death 1847, gender, occupation, crime

Dianne Jones on 15th February, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Gardener

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