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John Palmer

John Palmer, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Palmer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 12th May, 1834
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent, Rochester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 262. Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 2nd February, 2019 wrote:

John PALMER was convicted at Kent, England on 8 April 1833 for stealing.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Moffatt’ arriving there 9 May 1834.

Colony of VDL:

Death:  Died at the Colonial Hospital, Hobart on 12 May 1834. Aged 27 yrs. Convict. (ref. noted in Convict Conduct Record & Death registration 34/1/1/ no. 3521)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 262. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 262), date of birth: 1

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