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John Harris

John Harris, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord William Bentinck, 11 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Harris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th December, 1840
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: Sussex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord William Bentinck
Departure date: 11th April, 1838
Arrival date: 26th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 252
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

Nell Murphy on 4th August, 2016 wrote:

John Harris was convicted at Sussex 29 Jan 1837 for stealing. 7yr transportation sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Lord William Bentinck’ arriving 25 Aug 1838.

Married man, 2 children.

Died at the Van Diemen’s Land establishment 13 Dec 1840.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 4th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 13th December, 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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