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Mountrose Johnson

Mountrose Johnson, one of 327 convicts transported on the Indefatigable and Minstrel, 09 May 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mountrose Johnson
Aliases: Montrose
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 4th January, 1788
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 6th August, 1860
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Indefatigable and Minstrel
Departure date: 9th May, 1812
Arrival date: 19th October, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales [Minstrel] and Van Diemen's Land [Indefatigable]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 329 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 59 (31)
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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Margrit Cleall on 26th January, 2016 wrote:

Date of Conviction -  21 August 1811, Kent, England.Sheep Stealing-sentenced to death/life
Indefatigable (1)- 18th September, 1811 - Life
Arrival - 1812

Convict Ship Indefatigable 1812
Embarked: 200 men
Voyage: 137 days
Surgeon’s Journal: no
Captain John Cross

Name: Montrose Johnson
Vessel: Indefatigable
Province: Tasmania
Title: Pardons   - Conditioinal pardon #1419 - 7th August 1821

D Wong on 19th February, 2020 wrote:

Montrose Johnson was born in Westminster St Margaret, Middlesex.
Son of John Joseph Johnson and Elizabeth Reeves.

12/6/1808: Married Elizabeth Smith in Hayes, Kent, Eng.
2 children: William and James Johnson.

C1819: Had a ‘Common Law Marriage’ with Ellen Hickey (Catherine 1814 to NSW then transferred to VDL per ‘Kangaroo’).
William Hickey Johnson
Mary Johnson
George Michael Johnson
Thomas Johnson
Ellen Johnson
Samson Johnson

6/8/1860: Montrose Johnson died of Influenza at 14 Warwick St, Glenorchy, Tas., aged 72

30/3/1860: Ellen died in Glenorchy, Tasmania, of ‘apoplexy’ on the Banks of the Derwent River. Listed as a charcoal burner’s wife.

Convict Changes History

Margrit Cleall on 26th January, 2016 made the following changes:

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

D Wong on 19th February, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Montrose, date of birth: 4th January, 1788 (prev. 1788), date of death: 6th August, 1860 (prev. 0000)

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