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John Goldsmith, one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||28th August, 1808
|Date of Death:
||8th January, 1895
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
13th June, 1827
9th October, 1827
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 159 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 209 (106). Tasmanian Archives
||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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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:
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))