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John (the Younger) Mckenzie

John McKenzie (The younger), one of 250 convicts transported on the Joseph Somes, 18 December 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John (the Younger) Mckenzie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Scotland, Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Joseph Somes
Departure date: 18th December, 1845
Arrival date: 19th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 413 (208)
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

D Wong on 13th December, 2013 wrote:

John McKenzie was 26 years old on arrival in VDL.  His occupation was a “Land Surveyor’s Assistant”.

John was the brother of Helen/Ellen McKenzie (Emma Eugenia 1846) and was convicted along with her and Ann and Sarah Smith, for stealing 40 lbs of meat.

John was 5’3 1/2” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, dark brown, small, whiskers, grey eyes, can read and write and his native place was Banffshire, single.

6/11/1849: TOL
5/10/1852: Free Certificate.

20/8/1862: Hobart, Larceny under £5 - 3 months hard labour.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th December, 2013 made the following changes:

firstname John (the Younger) (prev. John (The younger)), surname Mckenzie (prev. McKenzie), date of birth 1819, gender, crime

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