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John Post

John Post, one of 219 convicts transported on the Somersetshire, 30 November 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Post
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 18th June, 1884
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent, Folkstone Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Somersetshire
Departure date: 30th November, 1841
Arrival date: 30th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 410. Tasmanian Archives - http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-21,227,150,F,60.
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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Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2017 wrote:

John POST was convicted at Folkstone, Kent, England on 16 April 1841 for stealing a sheep. (Also convicted for same offence Allen & transported on same ship). One previous conviction. 15yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Somersetshire’ arriving 30 May 1842.

Aged 37yrs; farm labourer; 5’7 1/4”; ruddy complexion; greyish hair; blue eyes; Protestant.
Married man - wife Charlotte living at Allington with their 7 children. (ref. as stated & recorded on Convict Indent upon arrival in VDL).
Native place of birth: Merlham

2yrs Probation in the Colony of VDL.
Station Gang: Jersulem (north of Hobart)
1842: Remarks - “good”.
11 July 1848: Ticket of Leave granted.
1848: Meritorious conduct recorded as he assisted in the capture of absconded convicts.
1849: at Jersulem, VDL.
1850: at Darlington, Maria Island (off east coast of Tasmania)
2 Oct 1850: Ticket of Leave revoked as he was absent from Muster. 3mths hard labour.
1850: at Clarence Plains (eastern shore of Hobart)
18 Feb 1851: Ticket of Leave restored.
20 May 1859: Conditional Pardon approved.

Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2017 wrote:

Note: above family should read 3 children, 7 sisters.

15 Jan 1856: Application for Permission to Marry - to Ellen LANE (transported per Baretto Junior). Approved. (ref. 52/1/7)  (Note: Remarriages were permitted with the Colony, if approved by Govt.)

2 May 1856: Marriage. At St. Luke’s Church of England, Richmond, Tasmania -  John POST, full age, labourer to Ellen LANE, full age. (Ref. 37/1/15 no. 848) (St. Luke’s Church still at Richmond in 2017)

6 April 1870: Death of wife Ellen, at General Hospital, Hobart.Cause - tuberculosis.  Aged 42 yrs, servant. Born London. (ref. 35/1/7 no. 9229)

30 June 1884: John POST died at New Town Pauper Establishment, Hobart. Noted as born England. Aged 79yrs, male, labourer. Cause - Senilis. (ref. 35/1/10 no. 1711)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 410. Tasmanian Archives - http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-21,227,150,F,60. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Proj

Nell Murphy on 6th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 18th June, 1884 (prev. 0000), crime

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