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Hugh Gorman

Hugh Gorman, one of 260 convicts transported on the John, 03 August 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hugh Gorman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 3rd August, 1833
Arrival date: 1st December, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 191 (97)
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

D Wong on 6th September, 2014 wrote:

Hugh Gorman was 17 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing Mutton”.

Hugh was pockpitted, grey eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion, 5’5” tall, single.

1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr Harvey

1840: Free Certificate.

25/4/1844: Permission to marry Charlotte Dundas (Rajah). No registration.

Charlotte also had applied for permission to marry
William Williams (Elphinstone) 1842
George Kerton (free) 1843
Hugh in 1844
John Learoyde (Asia) 1845
and finally married William Smith in 1846.

17/11/1845: Hugh was a passenger per ‘Lady Mary Pelham’ George Town to Portland.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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