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John Plummer, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Norfolk, Town and Borough of Great Yarmouth Oyer Terminer Peace and Gaol Delivery
Prince of Orange
1st April, 1822
23rd July, 1822
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 135 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 141 (72)
||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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Maureen Withey on 31st March, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petition.
HO 17/39/41821 Sept 14
2 collective petitions (20 people, including the prisoner’s wife Sarah Plummer; and 8 people, including the prisoner, mayor, recorder and magistrates, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) on behalf of John Plummer convicted at ‘the Borough of Great Yarmouth’ on 13 September 1821 of stealing in a dwelling house. There are a covering letters from Sarah Plummer and I G Fisher, mayor of Yarmouth, and an unsigned note stating that the prisoner’s sentence is to be commuted to 14 years transportation. Grounds for clemency: youth (17 years), of previous good character; in employment for the last 4 years, provides money to help feed and educate his siblings and the prisoner was led astray by others, the mother petitions for the sentence to be reduced to 7 years transportation and that he may not be sent out of the country. Initial sentence: death, commuted to 14 years transportation. Annotated: ‘Nil’. Fh4.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 31st March, 2021 made the following changes: