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John Griffiths

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Griffiths
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Bristol
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 2nd June, 2016 wrote:

John Griffiths was tried at Bristol on 9 July 1840 for housebreaking a stealing a door lock. Acquitted, but sent to Parkhurst Reform Prison for Boys on Isle of Wight. Further transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Mandarin’ arriving 16 Oct 1843.

Single; tailor; Protestant; can read & write.
Native place: James St. Bristol, England.

1 year Probation term at Browns River Station Gang.
Several notes of misconduct on his record.

Free by servitude July 1847.
Discharged to his Freedom from Prison Barracks 9 July 1847.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Griffiths, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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