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John Monks

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Monks
Aliases: Monk
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 24th November, 1826
Age: 25 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 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bencoolen
Departure date: 24th April, 1819
Arrival date: 25th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 14th September, 2016 wrote:

Two John Monks on this voyage, both sent on to VDL.

National Archives, UK.
Convicts received on board the Bencoolen at Cove of Cork in Ireland
John Monks, aged 18; where and when tried, November 1818, Dublin; crime, shop lifting; term of transportation, 7 years.

24/11/18126: John Monks was a servant of Mr. Riseley in the Macquarie district, he was killed by natives when they were set upon.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th June, 2021 wrote:

Burials in the Parish of Hobart in the County of Buckingham in the Year 1826
No; 8
Name;  John Monks  
Abode; Macquarie District. Mr Risley’s Servant
When buried; 24 November 1826
Age; No details
Ship’s Name; No details
Quality or profession. Prisoner. Killed by the natives
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; H R Robinson

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th September, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Monks, alias1: Monk, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1801, date of death: 24th November, 1826, gender: m, occu

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