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Lewis Lewis

Lewis Lewis, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lewis Lewis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: 6th September, 1847
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Rioting
Convicted at: Glamorgan Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 255 (128)
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

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

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