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William Johnson

William Johnson, one of 190 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 04 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Johnson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 320
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, Convicts Deaths. Effects of Deceased Convicts, - 38/0634
Name; William Johnson
Ship. Phoenix
Amount; 1. £.  0 Shillings 0. Pence. Deposited in the Savings Bank of New South Wales
Date of Death; 1837, 23 Jun.
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Name: William Johnson. Ship; Phoenix 3.
Age: 41 [1796]
Date of Death: 23 Jun 1837
District: Sydney Hospital. Dr. Mitchell
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
No; 29.
Name: William Johnson. Vessel: Phoenix (3)
Age: 32 [1795]
Date of Conviction: 29 Aug 1827
Place of Conviction: Lancaster
Unable to Read & write. Single, Native County; Liverpool
Trade; Seaman and Labourer
Offence; Highway robbery
Trial; Lancaster - 29 Aug - Life
Height; 5 ft. 4
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Brown to grey and bald
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned; Dock Yards

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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