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John Germston

John Germston, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Germston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 89 (46)
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

greg petersen on 8th January, 2017 wrote:

transferred form hulk Justitia at woolwich to Claudine for transportation to VDL
ship surgeon Henry Ryan’s diary entry:
13 October 1821:
Handcuffed William Holt for not answering to his muster. John Brooks, John Austen and John Gennston (sic) were double ironed for gambling contrary to orders. From 6 to 8pm all on deck dancing.
21 October 1821:
Took the irons off John Germ [Germston?].

greg petersen on 25th March, 2019 wrote:

1828 June 24th, Hobart Town Courier,
Colonial Secretary’s Office,
THE periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported having expired, certificates have been granted to them accordingly;
John Germston, Claudine.
George Williams, ditto.
By command of his excellency
J. Burnett.

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 25th March, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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