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Francis Johnston, one of 224 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 31 October 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||19th October, 1840
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 217 (111)
||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 8th September, 2017 wrote:
National Records of Scotland
Precognition against Francis Johnston, Francis Johnston for the crime of murder at McKellar’s Land, Taylor’s Close, Greenock
Accused Francis Johnston, ship carpenter, Address: McKellar’s Land, Taylor’s Close, Greenock
Victim: Margaret Johnston, wife of Francis Johnston, ship carpenter (accused), McKellar’s Land, Taylor’s Close, Greenock
Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - culpable homicide, Sentence: Penal servitude - life.
Francis Johnston was 39 years old on arrival in VDL - he was 5’6¾” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, light grey eyes.
Widower with 3 children.
Worked in the Marine Department.
19/10/1840: Francis died (in the Hospital) aged 45.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th September, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th October, 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime