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John Giles

John Giles, one of 100 convicts transported on the Chapman, 12 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Giles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Berks Assizes at Reading
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 12th April, 1826
Arrival date: 7th October, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 1
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

Jan Humphreys on 22nd May, 2016 wrote:

John was born Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, died Ballarat, Victoria.  He married a convict in Hobart Town, lived in Tasmania for 26 years before arriving in Port Phillip in 1852.  He settled in Taradale with his wife and only son Zachariah.

Jan Humphreys on 7th April, 2017 wrote:

Records held ASSI 2/30 Oxford Circuit Minute Book.
ASSI 5/145/1 Oxford Circuit Indictments (Berks)
HO 27 Criminal Registers 1825 Berks Death.
HO 9/4 Hulk Registers, Indent MM 33/1, CON 31/15 P157 Convict record, Appropriation MM 33/5,
HO 10/49 T.O.L, HO 10/51 Conditional Pardon

Convict Changes History

Jan Humphreys on 22nd May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Jan Humphreys on 7th April, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, occupation

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