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John Neville

John Neville, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Neville
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 24th August, 1843
Age: 20 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Essex, Chelmsford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 18
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 11th November, 2017 wrote:

18/2/1842 Essex Standard Essex, England:
John Neville, 18; Henry Lodge, 17 ; David Stock, 15, labourers, charged with having broken into the dwelling-house of Edward Witham, and stolen two hams, 3 loves of bread and 4 cheeses.

Henry Lodge was also on board. No ship found for David Stock.

John Neville was listed as 18 years old on arrival - born near Chelmsford, Essex.

Prior convictions: once for horse hair - 2 months, once for beer - 4 months.

John was 5’3” tall, lilliterate, single, fresh complexion, brown hair, light brown eyes.

Mother: Sarah
Brother: Charles
Sisters; Elizabeth, Ann, Mary.

24/8/1843: John Neville died at HM Colonial Hospital, New Norfolk.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th November, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th August, 1843 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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