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John Marsden

John Marsden, one of 327 convicts transported on the Indefatigable and Minstrel, 09 May 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Marsden
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1767
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 14th September, 1827
Age: 60 years

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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Indefatigable and Minstrel
Departure date: 9th May, 1812
Arrival date: 19th October, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales [Minstrel] and Van Diemen's Land [Indefatigable]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 329 other convicts

References

Primary 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. Genealogical Society of Tasmania Inc (Cemetery Index) Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 68
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

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
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p18

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

Cemetery Index:
“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

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