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John Marsden, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||5th March, 1877
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 170
||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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th May, 2021 wrote:
1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 379. John Marsden. Ship arrived by; Caledonia 2nd
To whom assigned; ABSCONDED; [No date]
1846 - Absconded
1849 - Absconded
Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th July, 2021 wrote:
Name; John Marsden
Ship; Caledonia  - 12 Jun 1822
Trial; 20 Mar 1822 - Life
Transported for; Highway Robbery
1823 - 21 Feb. Disorderly
1846 - Convict Muster; Noted against his name; Absconded
Name; John Marsden
Trial; 4 Aug 1825
Transported for; Returning from Transportation.
First Time; for Highway Robbery. Came in the [Cal ??] - 1822. Did not know the name of the ship he went home in
D Wong on 4th July, 2021 wrote:
Born: Matlock, Derby.
John Marsden absconded sometime in 1823 and returned to England. By 1825 he was captured and was returned to VDL on the Woodman, arriving in 1826.
Having been tried at Derby, thought he might safely set up as horse dealer in London, where he was detected.
He was sent straight to Sydney, arriving there in later 1826 on the Chapman. He next appears in NSW Colonial Secretary papers for Moreton Bay, 1838-1839, Reel A.10, so he probably was sent there from Sydney. He received a TL in 1838 and appears in the NSW Goal Description and Entrance Book (Sydney Goal), for that year.
5/3/1877: John Marsden died at Tottington, Shire of St. Arnaud, Victoria - died of old age and exhaustion, aged 78, occupation: a trapper.
Born Lancaster, England, over 20 years in Victoria.
Convict Changes History
Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th May, 2021 made the following changes:
Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th July, 2021 made the following changes:
D Wong on 4th July, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th March, 1877 (prev. 0000)