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John Marsden, one of 327 convicts transported on the Indefatigable and Minstrel, 09 May 1812
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th September, 1827
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||UK Prison Hulk Registers (HO9/9). Tasmanian Libraries (CON13-1-1, Image 13). State Records Authority of NSW, Pardon (Reel No: 774; Roll No: 1250)& Bound Indentures (NRS 12188; Item 4/4004; Microfiche 633)& Census (NRS 1261, Reel 1255). Ancestry. Genealogical Society of Tasmania Inc (Cemetery Index) Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 68
||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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Noel McConnell on 13th May, 2019 wrote:
With a death date of his father (incorrect as was proven) and a place of birth, this obituary opened up many leads. A search was made for the death certificate of John (1). This read:
John Marsden, abode near Launceston, on 14th September 1827, aged 66, Farmer, of the ship “Indefatigable”. A notation by chaplain James Norman stated “murdered by natives”.
Iris Dunne on 13th May, 2019 wrote:
Convicted 9 August 1810
Prison Hulk ship Laurel, moored at Portsmouth, No.133, Offenced: CR Felony, Convicted: 9 August 1810, Received 12 June 1811, aged 44, named Jno Marsden
1821 has Ticket of Leave as per Census, Residence: Port Dalrymple, NSW
Conditional Pardon No.51, date 11 November 1823
“D:11 Sep 1828 - 67 yrs - Murdered by natives. See: Marsden, John—Elizabeth & Stonehouse, Jane—Henrietta, 5 recorded on photo of headstone held by family. Now a defunct cemetery - LAUNCESTON CYPRESS STREET ANGLICAN CEMETERY - LAUNCESTON - LAUNCESTON - LN03/00018”
Death Index No.1599, Launceston, Tasmania, Registration Year: 1827, Death Date: 14 Sep 1827
Brian Wills-Johnson on 17th October, 2019 wrote:
John Marsden’s life, and that of his family, has been ably documented by a descendant, Katherine Lewis, and published as “Early Launceston: The Marsden Story” (2002). There are copies in most of the State libraries.
Convict Changes History
Noel McConnell on 13th May, 2019 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 13th May, 2019 made the following changes:
source: UK Prison Hulk Registers (HO9/9). Tasmanian Libraries (CON13-1-1, Image 13). State Records Authority of NSW, Pardon (Reel No: 774; Roll No: 1250)& Bound Indentures (NRS 12188; Item 4/4004; Microfiche 633)& Census (NRS 1261, Reel 1255). Ancestry. G