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John Hollis

John Hollis, one of 200 convicts transported on the Enchantress, 06 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hollis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Wood turner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lincoln (Kesteven) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Enchantress
Departure date: 6th April, 1833
Arrival date: 31st July, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 49 (26)
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

Dave Barber on 18th March, 2017 wrote:

Arrived 31 July 1833. Dish and bowl turner and musician. Assigned to Alexander Brunton, cabinet and chair maker, of Macquarie Street Hobart. Transferred to George Kent of Bathurst Street. Certificate of Freedom No. 124 granted 15 January 1843.—Sources: Hobart Courier and “The Furnishing of Government House Hobart” by John Hawkins August 2009.

Dave Barber on 19th March, 2017 wrote:

Baptised 3 Oct 1788 Barrowby Lincolnshire. Married Elizabeth Sharpe (1789-1842) 27 May 1811 at Barrowby. Elizabeth died Foston Lincolnshire and buried 8 Dec 1842. They had 11 children before he was sentenced. Nothing known of John after Freedom granted 15 Jan 1843.

Convict Changes History

Dave Barber on 18th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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