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John Palmer

John Palmer, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Palmer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: 12th June, 1886
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Canton
Departure date: 20th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th January, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 93 (48)
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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Marcia on 9th October, 2015 wrote:

Police no. 1547
assigned to a Mr A Anderson - Tamar
Tasmanian 1849 Convict Muster - free
lived his life in Launceston married Mary Ann Hanly 4 children John Arthur Palmer, Elizabeth Ann m M Grachan, Mary Ann m. Taylor , Joseph Palmer

Convict Changes History

Marcia on 9th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th June, 1886 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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