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John Matthews

John Matthews, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Matthews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Unknown
Convicted at: Oxford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 136
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

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, John married Faith Cooper about 1823. Faith was the daughter of the NSW Corps private, Robert Cooper and his wife Eleanor. Faith had come free to the colony with her parents aboard “Ann II” in 1810.
Faith and John had 10 children between 1823 and 1844.

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 264…
[Ref M2041] Matthews, John, 35, ticket of leave, Surry, 1814, life, Protestant, labourer, Parramatta.
[Ref M2042] Matthews, Faith, 27, came free, Ann, 1809, Protestant
[Ref M2042] Matthews, Martha, 5, born in the colony.
[Ref M2043] Matthews, Ellen, 3, born in the colony.
[Ref M2044] Matthews, George, 18m, born in the colony

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 wrote:


Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th January, 1867 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1793), date of death: 0000 (prev. 16th January, 1867)

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