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John Knowles

John Knowles, one of 279 convicts transported on the Racehorse, 19 May 1865

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Knowles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancashire, Liverpool Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Racehorse
Departure date: 19th May, 1865
Arrival date: 10th August, 1865
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 76
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

Iris Dunne on 31st May, 2018 wrote:

Convicted: 8 August 1863

Convict Index: Birth year 1831, Trade: Seaman

Single with no children

D Wong on 31st May, 2018 wrote:

John Knowles was 32 years old on arrival in WA., and was transported for “Grievous bodily harm”.  He was single 5’2ΒΌ” talll, black hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, stout, ship and anchor left arm, scar on temple, literate,

20/9/1868: TOL
26/12/1873: COF

Comments: General servant, sawyer, labourer.

Convict Changes History

Kerry aitken on 11th May, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 31st May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), occupation

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