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John Mawson

John Mawson, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mawson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 19th February, 1831
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 242
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

Brian Wills-Johnson on 2nd October, 2012 wrote:

He was charged with having stolen one side of bacon and eight hams from Francis Bulmer & Co of York; further, in company with John Dunhill, he was charged with having stolen from William Burnett of Aismunderby an oak box containing official town books and papers and “a quantity of copper monies of the value of forty shillings and upwards…” - Charge documents of the York Castle Lent Assizes, 11 March 1815.

Convict Changes History

Brian Wills-Johnson on 2nd October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 19th February, 1831, crime

Iris Dunne on 9th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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