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John Mellor

John Mellor, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mellor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes at Liverpool
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 302
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 17th February, 2016 wrote:

John Mellor was convicted for horse stealing and stealing other goods. 15 yr sentence. Previous conviction for forgery. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Aboukir’ 1852. Exemplary conduct on ship.

Married man, widowed, 2 children. Aged 39yrs. Church of England.  Clerk.
Father: Joseph
Native Place: Bebbington.

Further charge in Colony:
24/10/1865 Hobart Supreme Court - Embezzlement.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 17th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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