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John Harrison

John Harrison, one of 158 convicts transported on the Eliza, 25 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Harrison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 23rd November, 1841
Age: 53 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: House breaking
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 25th June, 1828
Arrival date: 18th November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 157 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 422
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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Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2020 wrote:

ADM 101/23/5B .  Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Eliza for 10 June 1828 to 22 April 1830 1829 by James Patton, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in transporting convicts from Woolwich and Sheerness to New South Wales.
Folio 23: John Harrison, aged 42: disease or hurt, no alvine evacuation for four days. Put on sick list, 15 August 1828 at sea. Cured.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: John Harrison
Date of Death: 23 Nov 1841
District: Windsor. Ticket of Leave Holder
Ship; Eliza; 1828
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; John Harrison
Ship; Eliza
No; 28/2100
Age; 40   Est birth Year; 1788
Read & Write; Married 3 Children. Religion; Protestant.
Native Place; Co Wicklow
Calling; Farm Labourer
Offence; House Burgulary
Date of Trial: 12 March 1828
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft. 4 3/4
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Black to Grey
Eyes; Brown
Assigned to Wm Faithful. Richmond
Noted against name;
Wife came as Cathé Harrison per Competitor (2)
Died 23 Nov 1841 .....

1836 - Ticket of Leave. Written across the ticket of leave; Died 23 Nov 1841. 36/1907.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd November, 1841 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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