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John Palmer

John Palmer, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Palmer
Aliases: Blucher (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Suffolk, Liberty of Bury St Edmunds Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 98
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 27th February, 2018 wrote:

14/4/1821 The Ipswich Journal Suffolk, England:
John Palmer, alias Blucher, and Thomas Germany, for breaking into his Majesty’s Custom-house, Aldeburgh.
(Thomas Germany/Jermyn was also onboard the ‘Mary’.

John Palmer was 30 years old when convicted.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
PALMER, John. Per “Mary”, 1822

1824 c.Apr:  Assigned convict mechanic whose master was a defaulter in payment for (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.265g)

1825 Jun:  On return of convicts maintained and mustered by John Oxley; in 1823 and 1824 (Fiche 3148; 4/1843B No.617 pp.948, 950)

1825 Oct 28:  Convict in the service of John Oxley at the last two musters (Reel 6015; 4/3515 pp.484-5)

1827: TOL
24/4/1828: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th February, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Blucher (alias) (prev. Blucher (Alias)), date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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