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John Goodyer

John Goodyer, one of 190 convicts transported on the Egyptian, 05 April 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Goodyer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 11th April, 1823
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 25th May, 1908
Age: 85 years

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Egyptian
Departure date: 5th April, 1839
Arrival date: 23rd August, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 19 (11)
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

Gail Buswell on 22nd September, 2012 wrote:

Christened on 14 April 1823 in Bulkington, Warwickshire
Parents: Eli GOODYEAR and Jane (nee MADLIN)

D Wong on 29th September, 2012 wrote:

John Eli Goodyer was 17 years old when transported. 

John was 5’6” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, single, freckled scar on right arm.

1846: Married Susanna Sarah Chapman(24/4/1830-13/5/1908).  They had 13 children.

20/10/1847: TOL
May 1851: CP

9/6/1852: Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston) - John Goodyer, in the service of mr Chapman, North Est Creek, won 1st prize in the East Tamar Ploughing Competition.

25/5/1908: John died in Launceston, at the time of his death his occupation was listed as a Farmer and Cotton Weaver.

Convict Changes History

Gail Buswell on 22nd September, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

D Wong on 29th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 11th April, 1823, date of death 25th May, 1908, occupation, crime

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