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John Milton

John Milton, one of 160 convicts transported on the Eliza, 22 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Milton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Plasterer and tiler
Date of Death: 5th December, 1871
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 22nd September, 1819
Arrival date: 21st January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 225 (114)
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 30th December, 2013 wrote:

John Milton was 18 years old when tried along with George Collins 21, for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Edmond Peel Thompson.

31/1/1820: On lists of convicts disembarked from the ‘Eliza’ and forwarded to Emu Plains for distribution.

1828 Census: Labourer, aged 25?? assigned to James Kelly at Wallis Plains.

1828: TOL Wallis Plains
1834: TOL Wallis Plains
19/5/1836: CP

Convict Changes History

Audrey Dillon on 30th December, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of death 5th December, 1871, occupation, crime

D Wong on 30th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1801, gender, occupation

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