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John Griffiths

John Griffiths, one of 160 convicts transported on the Vittoria, 26 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Griffiths
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Brass worker
Date of Death: 27th December, 1834
Age: 25 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Vittoria
Departure date: 26th August, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 483 (243)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name: John Griffiths
Age: 19. Birth Year: 1809
Treatment Year: 1828
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Febris ??
No of the Case; 7
Where taken ill:  16th Sep 1828
Notes; Complains of headache, pains extending from the ? of his back down the extremities
Discharged 18th Sep 1828

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: John Griffiths
Ship. Vitoria - 1829
Age: 19 [1808]
Date of Conviction: 18 Aug 1827 - Bridgewater - Life - 2 previous convictions
Read or write. Single,
Native County; Bath
Trade; Brass founder’s .....
Offence; picking Pockets
Height; 5 ft. 6 in
Complexion; Ruddy, fair
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Grey
Assigned; John Piper, Bathurst
Additional Remarks; Died in the Bathurst Hospital 27 Dec 1834

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, Convicts Deaths. Effects of Deceased Convicts, - 38/0634

Name; John Griffiths
Ship. Vitoria
Amount; 2. £.  1 Shillings 0. Pence. Deposited in the Savings Bank of New South Wales
Date of Death; 1834, 21 Dec

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 27th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 27th December, 1834 (prev. 0000), occupation

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