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John Lewis

John Lewis, one of 300 convicts transported on the Adelaide, 08 August 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Lewis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Devon, Exeter Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adelaide
Departure date: 8th August, 1849
Arrival date: 29th November, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 303 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 88
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 25th June, 2019 wrote:

*** 2 John Lewis’ on this voyage ***

John Lewis No.1 arrived in VDL and was tried at the Old Bailey.

Medical Journal of the Adelaide 1849:
Folio 4: John Lewis, aged 28; convict; disease or hurt, scorbutus. Put on sick list, 30 August 1845. Discharged, 15 September 1845 cured.

Folio 4: John Lewis, aged 28; convict; disease or hurt, contusio. Put on sick list, 27 November 1845. Discharged, 30 November 1845 cured.

This John Lewis arrived in NSW.

The Adelaide arrived in Hobart on 29th November where 40 men were disembarked. The ship sailed on to Port Phillip but was refused entry and eventually arrived in Port Jackson on 24 December 1849.

1849: TOL, Wellington.

23/4/1858: COF

1864: Convicted at Wellington Quarter Sessions.

20/12/1866: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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