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John Pinches

John Pinches, one of 280 convicts transported on the Ramillies, 25 April 1854

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Pinches
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing chickens
Convicted at: Herefordshire. General Quarter Sessions Hereford
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ramillies
Departure date: 25th April, 1854
Arrival date: 7th August, 1854
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 73 (38)
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 3rd September, 2017 wrote:

John Pinches was 26 years old on arrival in WA, and was transported for ‘Killing a sheep with intent to steal.

John was married with 2 children, 5’6” tall, dark brown hair, dark eyes, dark complexion, slight build,  Woman on right arm; man, heart containing the initials F.L. on left arm; PGTP left wrist. 

31/8/1854: TOL
23/3/1856: CP

Mrs D J Jackson on 3rd September, 2017 wrote:

John was born in Kington, Herefordshire. He was convicted in 1848. His older brother Richard was already convicted and sentenced to be transported, arriving in 1851.

Mrs D J Jackson on 3rd September, 2017 wrote:

John was a Tinman, like his father. He was actually sentenced for stealing 7 live turkeys, and had also taken a large selection of other poultry, both dead and alive, in the run up to Christmas.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Mrs D J Jackson on 3rd September, 2017 made the following changes:


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