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John Pett

John Pett, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Pett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 56
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 9th December, 2015 wrote:

John Pett was transported along with his brother Henry (also on board the Norfolk) for stealing fowls.

Gaol Report: disposition appears quiet, addicted to Drunkenness connected with Smugglers convicted & imprisoned, tried for Sheep Stealing and acquitted.

John was 29 years old on arrival, he was 5’7” tall, blue eyes, black hair, sallow complexion, single, large scar on throat.- lost for mid: & ring fingers rt hand.

1835 Muster: Assigned to B. Horne Esq.

1843: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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