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John Jenson

John Jenson, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Jenson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 14th March, 1837
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 328
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 25th October, 2019 wrote:

14/3/1835 Worcester Herald Worcestershire, England:
Assize Intelligence.—John Jenson was indicted at Northampton on Wednesday, for embezzling various sums of money which had received as clerk to the Trustees of the Northanptonshire Savings’ Bak.  It was said that the prisoner had been carrying on his system of embezzlement for the last nine years, and that his defaleations amounted to 3,000l.  The Jury found the prisoner guilty, but a point was reserved for the opion of the Judges__whether he was responsible as clerk when officiating as manager.

Daily sick book on board the convict ship, Henry Porcher from 11 July to 20 November 1836:
Folio 19: John Jenson, aged 44, Convict; sick or hurt, Colica; put on sick list 12 October 1836; discharged 14 October 1836 cured.

John Jenson was about 46 years old on arrival in VDL.

” I was Clerk in a Savings Bank Northampton 18 Years - Salary £200 a Year”.

John was a widower with 3 children.

14/3/1837: John Jenson died at H.M. Colonial Hospital, Hobart.  No cause of death listed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th October, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th March, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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