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John Lord

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Lord
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stricking a superior officer in the army.
Convicted at: Mauritius, Port Louis General Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Patriot
Departure date: 19th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st February, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838)
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 18th May, 2020 wrote:

The Patriot Convict Indentures state that John Lord was 30 years old.  He could read and write; religion Protestant; status single and a native of Yorkshire.  His trade was labourer and soldier in 35 Regiment.  He was convicted of striking 2 Officers (Sergeants)at Mauritius General Court Martial on 19 September 1837 and convicted to 14 years transportation.  He had prior convictions for which he served 200 lashes, 200 lashes, 6 months, 6 months and 1 other punishment.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 7 1/2 inches; complexion ruddy; hair sandy brown and eyes hazel.
Transport number: 10.  Prisoner number 38-207.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 18th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838) (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Lord, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1808, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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