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John Holbin

John Holbin, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Holbin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Rioting
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 22nd February, 1834
Arrival date: 30th June, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 294
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

Leonie Dolley on 26th March, 2013 wrote:

John was given a conditional pardon in 1843.

Leonie Dolley on 30th March, 2013 wrote:

John applied to marry Mary Smith in 1844 who was transported for larceny. John obtained a ten acre land grant in 1849 on the banks of the Tamar River.

Leonie Dolley on 13th April, 2013 wrote:

Johns cottage burnt down in 1852 that same year he applied to leave Tasmania on The Waratah.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 26th March, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, occupation

Leonie Dolley on 30th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, crime

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