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John Gover

John Gover, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 02 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gover
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Wheelwright
Date of Death: 18th April, 1835
Age: 27 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: Stealing
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 2nd April, 1834
Arrival date: 11th August, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 318 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 315 (159)
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 29th September, 2016 wrote:

Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship John Barry
Folio 3: John Gover, aged 26; case number 4; disease or hurt, dysentery. Put on sick list, 20 May 1834 at sea; discharged 4 June 1834 cured.

John Gover was 26 on arrival and was transported for “Stealing in a Dwelling House above £5”.

John was single, 5’ 5” tall, grey eyes, brown hair, scar on forehead.
His occupation was listed as ‘Wheelwright & Gents. Servant”.

18/4/1835: John died aged 28 at H.M. Colonial Hospital.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th April, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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