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John Jenson, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th March, 1837
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 328
||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