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John Godfrey

John Godfrey, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Godfrey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 177 (89)
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 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:

gender: m

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