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John Melvey

John Melvey, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Melvey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th September, 1866
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 133 (69)
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

Deb Stevens on 20th November, 2013 wrote:

Was married to Eleanor at time of arrest, she was found Not guilty but John was sentenced to 7 years…he was 24 at the time.
He later married Jane Green in Australia.

Convict Changes History

Deb Stevens on 20th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1805, gender, crime

Deb Stevens on 6th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th September, 1866 (prev. 1805)

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