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John (the Younger) Long

John Long (The younger), one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John (the Younger) Long
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 23 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 268
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

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 wrote:

John LONG (the younger) was convicted at Gloucester, England on 18 Oct 1831 for stealing a watch. Gaol Report:“very bad”. Previous offences, 12 mths in prison.  Hulk report: “orderly”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Katherine Stewart Forbes’ arriving 16 July 1832.

Aged 21 yrs; single man; labourer.

Pass holder status.
1832: Assigned to the Van Diemen’s Land Company - a very large estate, north west Tasmania.

Note on record: “Lost on the Surry Hills in the month of December 1833”. (High country nr St. Valentine’s Peak, VDL)
Noted on records as deceased.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 made the following changes:

firstname: John (the Younger) (prev. John (The younger)), date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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