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John Parsons

John Parsons, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Parsons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th June, 1814
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Berks. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 129 (66)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856

Name: John Parsons
Event Date: 10 Sep 1814
Arrival year: 1814
Vessel: Surrey
Event Description: On list of convicts who died at sea on board “Surry”
Comments: Per “Surrey”, 1814
Page: 535-6

Hulk: Retribution. Died 28 June 1814

Maureen Withey on 22nd May, 2021 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 10 Sep 1814.
SECRETARY’S OFFICE, SYDNEY,  Saturday, 10th of September, 1814.
THE contagious and malignant Disease which prevailed on board the Male Convict Ship Surry, on her late Passage hither from England, having been fatal to thirty-six of the Convicts destined for this Place, His Excellency the Governor deems it expedient that the Names of the unfortunate Sufferers shall be published, in Order that their Friends shall be officially apprised of their Decease.
List of thirty six Convicts, who died at Sea, on board the Ship Surry, on her Voyage from England to New South Wales, with the Names of the Hulks from whence they had been embarked, and the Date at which they died.
NAME.    From what hulk.    When died.

8 John Parsons .. Retribution…........... 28th June 1814

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 28th June, 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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