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John Masters

John Masters, one of 192 convicts transported on the William Miles, 15 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Masters
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Miles
Departure date: 15th March, 1828
Arrival date: 29th July, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 348. Old Bailey Court record. Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 30th June, 2019 wrote:

John MASTERS was convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery, London on 13 Jan 1825 for Felony - stealing 10 silk handkerchiefs from Redmayne shop. Previous convictions & “bad” gaol report. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk Report: “good, 18 lashes given”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “William Miles” arriving there 1828.

Single man; aged 14 yrs; shoemaker (stated he worked last for his father, a Master Shoemaker).

VDL:
assigned to work services.
22 April 1829: at Rev. Claibourne - insolence. 12 lashes.
5 May 1829: at Williamson’s - Receiving 11 head of cattle, on their way to Pound. Charge dismissed.
25 July 1831: at Crawley’s - improper conduct with a servant of Rev. Claebourne. Not prosecuted.

N.B. There are several other convicts by same name, in the Colony, so careful research needed to find more details on his life.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 30th June, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 348. Old Bailey Court record. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Num

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