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Lewis Lewis, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||6th September, 1847
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 255 (128)
||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 28th March, 2013 wrote:
Lewis Lewis was 37 years old and came from Brecknockshire. He was a “Collier & Farmer”.
Lewis was reprieved of the death sentence and transported for life for rioting in the Merthyr riots. They were iron workers and miners who were being made redundatn.
Lewis’s sentence was reprieved thanks to the testimony of Special Constable, John Thomas. John Thomas owed his life to Lewis, on account of Lewis throwing himself on top of a cornered Thomas to protect him from the blows of the rioters.
1840: TOL Port Macquarie
10/6/1846: TOL Passport on the recommendation of Commissioner Massie.
Lewis worked for Charles Steele on one of his properties.
6/9/1847: Lewis died at Port Macquarie, and could be buried on one of Charles Steele’s properties, or he died in Kempsey, or both. (Sorry, differing records that I found).
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 28th March, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1794, date of death 6th September, 1847, gender, occupation, crime