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John Pleace

John Pleace, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Pleace
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 1876
Age: 70 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 7 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Devon. Plymouth Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 325 (165)
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

Patricia Engler on 13th August, 2017 wrote:

I believe he died in the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum in 1876 under the name John Place. He had been in and out of the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum a number of times.  His listed place of birth in the final entry of the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum is Devonport and his parents were Ann and John Pleace.

Convict Changes History

Patricia Engler on 13th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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