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John Lamb

John Lamb, one of 171 convicts transported on the Malabar, 18 June 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Lamb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 18th June, 1821
Arrival date: 21st October, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 46
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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Maureen Withey on 8th January, 2020 wrote:

Hobart Town Gazette, 10 June 1825.
The following Prisoners have absented themselves from Macquarie Harbour, between Feb 26 and March 8, 1825:
John Lamb (185), 5ft. 2½ in. brown hair, grey eyes, 29 years of age, a groom, tried at Somerset March 1821, sentence 14 years, arrived in this Colony per Malabar 1821, native place Frome, Somerset, J. B.. and E. B. on left arm, scar on left eye-lid, absconded from Macquarie Harbour March 8, 1825.  £2 Reward.

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-27$init=CON31-1-27p116
185. John Lamb. 14 years. Transported for burglary. Gaol report: character very bad. Hulk report: quiet and orderly. Stated proper name John Barry. M(other) at N.P. Frome.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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