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John Mayes

John Mayes, one of 168 convicts transported on the Mary, 15 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mayes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1831
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 15th December, 1829
Arrival date: 10th April, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 261 (133)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th June, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1830
No; 774
Name; John Mayes
Ship arrived by; Mary
Assigned; Lt. Steel
Remarks; DIED;  6 June 1834

Description & Conduct List;-
No; 775
Age; 32 [1797]
Place of origin: Aldwincle, Northamptonshire
Trade or calling; Ploughman
Trial where & Date; Northampton - 9 Mar 1829 - 14 years
Offence; Transported for misdemeanor [Poaching]
Height; 5 ft. 8 1/2 in
Eyes; Brown
Hair; Brown
Completion; Dark

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th February, 2022 wrote:

1831 - Burials in the Parish of
No; 72
Name; John Mayes
Abode; Carlton
When buried;6 June 1831 **
Age; 32 years **
Ship’s Name; Mary
Quality or profession. Assigned servant to Lieut. Steel

** As per Register

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th February, 2022 made the following changes:

date of death: 1831 (prev. 1834)

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