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John Plummer

John Plummer, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Plummer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Norfolk, Town and Borough of Great Yarmouth Oyer Terminer Peace and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 141 (72)
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

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:

gender: m

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