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John Godfrey, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Devon Quarter Sessions
3rd July, 1822
6th November, 1822
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 155 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 177 (89)
||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 5th August, 2019 wrote:
Hobart Town Gazette, 15 Sept 1827
List of Runaways
304. Godfrey, John, 5 ft. 9, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, aged twenty five, black and white smith, tried at Devonshire, life, per Arab, born at Elsemere, Devon, a mole right side of chin, absconded from the watch-house, Hobart-town, in July last. Reward £5.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th May, 2021 wrote:
1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 304. Name; John Godfrey. Ship; Arab
Remarks; ABSCONDED; 27 June 1825
1826 - 13 Dec. Offence; Absent from Hobart Town. Sentence; 25 Lashes
1827 - 3 May. Stealing - Dismissed
1827 - 3 May. Absconding - Sentence; 50 Lashes & 3 months in irons
1827 - 18 Jun. Disobedience of orders & refusing to put irons on
1830 - Goal
1833 - Public Works
1835 - Transported to Port Arthur
1846 - Ticket of Leave
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 5th August, 2019 made the following changes: