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John Judson

John Judson, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Judson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 19 (11)
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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D Wong on 9th April, 2014 wrote:

21/5/1817: Old Bailey:
CHARLES BUCKMASTER and JOHN JUDSON , were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one silver cream-pot, value 50s., the property of John Williams , in his dwelling-house .
JAMES WARD. I am servant to John Williams, who is a tailor , and lives in Conduit-street . On the 16th of May, between eleven and twelve o’clock, I saw the prisoners on the area steps, that lead to the kitchen. I asked them what they did there? Judson said they wished to know if we wanted any shirt buttons - They then went away.
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS. I keep the house; my cream-pot was in the kitchen, on the 16th of May; the next day the officer brought it to me.
JOSEPH BERRY. I am a constable. On the 16th of May, I saw the prisoners, and another boy, in Monmouti-street - They went into several cellars; I took them into custody, and found the cream-jug under Judson’s coat, and two silver spoons and some shirt buttons in his pocket - He said he picked them up in Bruton-street.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
BUCKMASTER’S Defence. I found it, and gave it to Judson to carry.
JUDSON’S Defence. He gave it to me to carry.
JUDSON - GUILTY . Aged 13.
Transported for Seven Years.

John was born C1803/4.

Hulk Report: Sent on his own request, behaved well.

Family: Mother at Chelsea.

29/12/1824: John Judson, passenger, departed Hobart per ‘Denmark Hill’ for Rio De Janeiro.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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