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John Goodman

John Goodman, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Goodman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 potatoes
Convicted at: Hertford. St Albans Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 27th August, 1836
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 367 (186)
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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carol on 20th November, 2019 wrote:

Newspaper article -19 April 1836 - Hertford Mercury and Reformer - Hertford, Hertfordshire, England.
John Goodman, indicted for feloniously stealing four bushels of potatoes, the property of Thomas Banting, was sentenced to transportation .

D Wong on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

John Goodman was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Rickmansworth.

Previous convictions:once for a Fowl 4 months, for poaching 2 months & 1 month.

John was single, 5’9½” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, breast freckled.

10/3/1841: TOL
1843: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

carol on 20th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 21st November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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