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John Morris

John Morris, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th February, 1819
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 8th June, 1904
Age: 85 years

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 10 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Salop Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 191 (97)
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

catherine leung on 1st August, 2018 wrote:

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for John Morris
England Shropshire 1840 Home Office: Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales; Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies, Series HO 26 and HO 27; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

catherine leung on 1st August, 2018 wrote:

Committed crime 26/09/1839. Stole loaf bread and clothing and a halfpenny. Total value 12 shillings. QR 371/3

Convict Changes History

catherine leung on 1st August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 24th February, 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th June, 1904 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

catherine leung on 1st August, 2018 made the following changes:


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