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John Grainger

John Grainger, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Grainger
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 146
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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Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 wrote:

TRIED: 26 July 1823 - convicted for burglary; sentenced to death, commuted to transportation for life (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892).

PRISON and TRANSPORTATION: 12 September 1823 - John Grainger, 19, convicted for burglary, life, was received aboard the prison hulk York at Portsmouth; sent from there on 25 March 1824 for transportation (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 wrote:

1824: On arrival in VDL, he was listed as single, born 1804.

1826: Muster - assigned to Dr Murdoch.

1830: Muster - assigned to Mr A Cotterelle.

1830, 13 December: John Grainger, a convict, married Ruth Price, a convict per Providence (1826), at St John’s, Launceston.

1831, 25 November: Granted a Ticket of Leave No.117; employed by Mr T Pitcairn at Cox Creek.

1833: ToL for Strathmore; employed by Mr T Bryan (see Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899).

1836, 1 September: Conditional Pardon No.984 approved; extended to the Australian Colonies and New Zealand on 5 August 1845. But, John Grainger may have died before this time - see below.

1844, 14 October: A John Grainger, carter, aged 40, died in St Mary’s Hospital, Hobart, from inflammation of the lungs (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-2p33j2k).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Dianne Jones on 5th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 1803)

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