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John Linforth

John Linforth, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 21 September 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Linforth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 21st September, 1826
Arrival date: 14th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 83 (43)
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 18th April, 2021 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/67/321826 Apr 1 - 1839 Nov 30

3 individual petitions (Joseph Linforth, prisoner’s father) and 1 collective petition (6 signatories) on behalf of the prisoner John Linforth convicted at Warwick Lent Assizes in 1826 of stealing in a dwelling house belonging to Charles Holland of Birmingham. Grounds for clemency: First offence. 19 years of age. Prisoner’s father served in the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons and his son was born in the regiment. Other sons are serving in the army but prisoner got into bad company. Father asks for the sentence to be mitigated to a period of imprisonment. Great distress in the family. Mother overwhelmed by grief. Father has been employed in the same work for many years. Two of the petitions are endorsed with certificates of employment from father’s employers. Miscellaneous correspondence forwarding petitions to Home Secretary. Letter from prisoner describing life as a convict in Port Stephens, New South Wales and also discusses tickets of leave and when they are granted. Letter from George Gipps reporting on the prisoner’s conduct. Letter from James Stephens advising that he is forwarding a copy of a despatch from the Governor of New South Wales. Initial sentence: death commuted to transportation for life. Annotated: ‘Nil ‘on three applications. ML34

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2021 wrote:

Convicts Index.
John Linforth, Albion, 1827, Ticket of Leave, 35/214. District, Port Stephens; Born, Birmingham; Trade, Pearl buttons; Tried, Warwick assizes.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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