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John Pitt

John Pitt, one of 200 convicts transported on the Emma Eugenia, 02 November 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Pitt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 2nd September, 1891
Age: 83 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 9 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 9 years
Ship: Emma Eugenia
Departure date: 2nd November, 1837
Arrival date: 9th February, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 185 (94)
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

Christine Frater on 27th September, 2012 wrote:

Arrived 9 February 1838 as a convict on the “Emma Eugenia”. Indent No. 138, Age22, Read and Write, Protestant, Single. He was sentenced at Somerset Assizes on1st April 1837 for life for stealing hay and 10 months for a previous conviction. His physical description was dark, ruddy and freckled. His hair was dark brown and had grey eyes and eyebrows meeting. He had a small diagonal scar on the right side of his upper lip, two small moles on the right side of his neck and two of the same on his back. Scar on palm of right hand, near third finger. He was 5’ 5 3/4”.
He received his Ticket of Leave (No. 46/423) on 7th March 1846 and was allowed to remain in the Raymond Terrace district on the recommendation of the Raymond Terrace bench. Dated 20 November 1845.

Convict Changes History

Christine Frater on 27th September, 2012 made the following changes:

term 9 years, date of birth 1808, date of death 2nd September, 1891, gender, occupation, crime

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