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John Goldsmith

John Goldsmith, one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Goldsmith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 28th August, 1808
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 8th January, 1895
Age: 86 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: Burglary
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 13th June, 1827
Arrival date: 9th October, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 209 (106). Tasmanian Archives
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

Bob Warren on 6th August, 2013 wrote:

John was my wife’s ggg grandfather.
He died in Collingwood, Victoria.

Christine Woods on 12th August, 2019 wrote:

Married Mary Ann Donovan (or Maher) in New Norfolk, Tasmania, on 14 November 1836.
Married Lavinia Ann Cherry in Hobart on 22 December 1873.

Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2019 wrote:

N.B. There are several convicts transported named “John Goldsmith”.

John Goldsmith was convicted at Surrey, Engand on 10 (or 18) December 1826 for burglary. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Layton” arriving 1828.

Single man; Protestant; out of work for 8 mths.
Father & Mother - Stewarts Buildings,

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
1828: Prison Barracks, Hobart.
Several records of misconduct and punishments.
Ticket of Leave granted
1846: Recommended for a Conditional Pardon
Pass Holder status granted.

1836: Married to Mary Ann DONOVAN
Link to wife’s record: https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/donovan/mary-ann/116359

Convict Changes History

Bob Warren on 6th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 28th August, 1808, date of death 8th January, 1895, occupation, crime

Christine Woods on 12th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 209 (106). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 209 (106))

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