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John Judd

John Judd, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Judd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th December, 1834
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Essex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 22nd February, 1834
Arrival date: 30th June, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 291 (147). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au
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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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 wrote:

John Judd was convicted as Essex on 30/01/1833 for Highway Robbery and assault. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Arab 2’, arriving 30/06/1834.

Gaol Report: bad character. Imprisoned twice before.
Hulk Report: good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Quiet, little ability.

Single man.

Died H.M. Colonial Hospital Hobart 13/12/1834.

(Brother Henry Judd was also onboard the same ship for a different crime - served his time in VDL and was granted a Conditional Pardon.)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 13th December, 1834, gender, crime

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