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John Palmer

John Palmer, one of 160 convicts transported on the Royal George, 22 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Palmer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th May, 1806
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 21st August, 1886
Age: 80 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 Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 22nd August, 1828
Arrival date: 24th December, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 470
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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Mike Kelly on 12th March, 2015 wrote:

John Dennington Money Palmer was the illegitimate son of Major General John Money of Norfolk, a soldier of fortune and pioneering aeronaut. After arriving in Sydney, John Palmer was bitten by the gold bug and spent most of the rest of his life in the mining town of Tambaroora NSW.

Convict Changes History

Mike Kelly on 12th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 25th May, 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st August, 1886 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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