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John Humm

John Humm, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Humm
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 526
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

D Wong on 19th April, 2014 wrote:

James Oakley (also on board)and John Humm of Glemsford were committed to Bury gaol on their own confessions of having stolen two horses, two saddles and two bridles from the stables of the Rev E.D.Butts of Glemsford and the property of Henry Craven Esq. At the Suffolk Assizes the death sentence was pronounced with recomendations of transportation to the colonies for life.

John Humm had been in trouble before, firstly for assaulting John Mansfield, gamekeeper to Earl Howe at Cavendish, whereupon he was sentenced to be imprisoned until he gave surety of 40 pounds. Secondly, in February 1823 when he and Isaac Goody were charged with stealing six bushels of wheat in the chaff from the barn of Sidney Eldred at Glemsford.

1843: TOL Carcoar
13/8/1845: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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