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John Gill

John Gill, one of 150 convicts transported on the Shipley, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gill
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Ploughman
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: Stealing a case of tea.
Convicted at: Northumberland Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 11th March, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 107 (55)
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

Angela Kingsbury on 14th May, 2012 wrote:

Born Richmond North Yorkshire.
Sentenced at Newcastle Quarter Sessions (23rd Aug 1821) to 7 years transportation for stealing a case of tea at Heddon on the Wall.
Married Elizabeth Blore, who was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Liverpool Quarter Sessions and arrived 25 April 1838 aboard the John Renwick.  They married in Sydney on 12 June 1840 (www. famsearch.org.

Convict Changes History

Angela Kingsbury on 14th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1794-00-00, gender m

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