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John Budd Gray

John Budd Gray, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Peel, 06 September 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Budd Gray
Aliases: "jack"
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Grinder
Date of Death: 30th August, 1868
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 12 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: 12 years
Ship: Sir Robert Peel
Departure date: 6th September, 1844
Arrival date: 26th December, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 181 (92)
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

Anonymous on 24th May, 2011 wrote:

Was a Romany gypsy

Kate on 23rd January, 2012 wrote:

I am studying the contribution that transported British Romanies made to Australia so request that whoever contributed the note about J B Gray being Romany e-mail me so that we can exchange information, thank you

Anonymous on 28th January, 2012 wrote:

further to the note re J B Gray being Romany gypsy, I would be very pleased if the person who contributed the information would contact me   kateowen@iprimus.com.au thankyou

D Wong on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

John Budd “Jack” Gray was convicted, along with Elias Boss, on board, for stealing 2 mares, the property of Jane Blades of Hameringham, Lincolnshire.

John Gray had several wives or liaisons: Maria Boswell,1 son, Uri Heron, 1 daughter, Eliza Heron (sister of Uri) 2 sons, and Harriet Williams 2 daughters.

27/3/1849: Applied to Marry Frances Dowlan/Dowlin and they had 9 children.

1852: TOL

Abour 1860 move to Geelong, Victoria.

30/8/1868: John died in Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1795, date of death 30th August, 1868, gender, occupation, crime

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