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John Maidens

John Maidens, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Maidens
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 18th July, 1838
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 311 (157)
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

Peter Morgan on 8th January, 2017 wrote:

I found his crime recorded in the St James Chronicle and London Evening Post dated Thurs 12tg August-Sat 14th Aug 1819 and his crime was stealing 3 asses

D Wong on 9th January, 2017 wrote:

Date of birth is Cira.

18/7/1838: John Maidens died, aged about 50 at the Launceston Hospital - he was free - ‘Object of Charity’.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th July, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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