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John Gunn

John Gunn, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 22 May 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Gunn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Harness Maker
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: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 22nd May, 1829
Arrival date: 13th September, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 82
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th December, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 172
Name; John Gunn.
Age; 20 years. Read & write, Protestant. Single.
Native Place; Edinboro
Trade or calling; Harness Maker
Offence; Stealing Handkerchiefs
Trial; Edinboro’ - 3 March 1829. Life. 2 previous convictions.
Height; 5 ft 3 3/4 in
Eyes -  Brown. Hair - Dark Brown. Complexion - Ruddy freckled

1848 - Ticket of Leave. 48/298.

1853 - C.P. No; 53. 182. Dated 30 Sept 1853.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th December, 2021 wrote:

BROTHER; Alexander Gunn arrived in the Colony per Ship; York - 1831.
Refer Indent; Indent No; 179

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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