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Joseph Mellors

Joseph Mellors, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Mellors
Aliases: Mellor, Mellons
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
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 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Weedon Barracks Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 263 (132)
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 4th April, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Mellors was 29 years old and came from Yorkshire.  His occupation was a “Soldier/Collier”.

Joseph was 5’9” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, large scar across nose, tattoos.

4/10/1837: Absconded from AA Company since 28th Sept., Newcastle.
18/10/1837: On list of runaways apprehended.
27/10/1837: AA Company - Charged with absenting himself.  Stated he had bad feet and could not work - 50 lashes.
3/11/1837:Assigned to the AA Company, Newcastle.
10/4/1838: Absconded from the AA Company.
18/4/1838: Apprehended.

No other records found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th April, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, alias2, date of birth 1803, gender, occupation, crime

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