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John Greenhall

John Greenhall, one of 240 convicts transported on the Portsea, 24 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Greenhall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
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: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Portsea
Departure date: 24th July, 1838
Arrival date: 18th December, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 300
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 19th August, 2017 wrote:

6/4/1838 Morning Post London, England:
John Greenhall and William Smaile were indicted for stealing a trunk containing coins, plate, jewellery, and other articles.
Judgement on William Smaile was respited - not listed on any ship.

Sick list of the Portsea Convict Barque:
Folio 2: John Greenhall, aged 20, prisoner; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 23 August 1838. Discharged 24 August 1838.

Folio 3: John Greenhall, aged 20, prisoner; disease or hurt, obstipatio. Put on sick list, 30 August 1838. Discharged 31 August 1838.

Folio 10: John Greenhall, aged 21, prisoner; disease or hurt, dyspepsia. Put on sick list, 18 December 1838. Discharged 19 December 1838.

1843: TOL Port Macquarie
4/4/1845: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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