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John Hood

John Flood, one of 210 convicts transported on the Lady East, 04 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hood
Aliases: Flood
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 9th August, 1868
Age: 64 years

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 Life

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Dumfries Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady East
Departure date: 4th November, 1824
Arrival date: 9th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 211 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 218
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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D Wong on 17th March, 2016 wrote:

Listed as John FLOOD on some websites but conviction date and place tallies with John HOOD.

National Records of Scotland:
John Hood, accused of setting fire to the work-shop of Mr Beck, coachmaker, Dumfries, on the 24th of September last, by which malicious act the building, wood, and part of the materials it contained, were greatly damaged, and must have been totally consumed, but for the promptitude and perserverance of the neighbours.  Hood pleaded Guilty, and the libel being restricted, he was sentenced to transportation for life.

John Hood was 20 years old when convicted.  He was 5’4” tall, brown hair, blue eyes, single.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr D. McLeod.
1832-1835 Musters: Public Works

24/2/1837: TOL
December 1845: CP

9/8/1868: John Hood died at Hamilton, Tas., of excessive drinking – per inquest.
Listed as a labourer.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th March, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Hood (prev. Flood), alias1: Flood, date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th August, 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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