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John Poulin

John Poulin, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 13 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Poulin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Portugal Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 13th March, 1828
Arrival date: 10th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 340
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 28th September, 2019 wrote:

Conduct record , Image 174.
States his crime, Desertion. Record states he is single but then states wife and children at Quebec with his father Jno. Poulin, ship builder. “I belonged to the 11th Regiment of Foot.” w and 3 ch.
John Poulin, No.497.
Convicted in Portugal 8 May 1827 and sentenced to 14 years for desertion.
Various misconduct records up to 1840, including drunkenness and assaulting a constable.

Maureen Withey on 28th September, 2019 wrote:

Native of Quebec. Age 25. Trade - house and sign painter.

Maureen Withey on 28th September, 2019 wrote:

Colonial Secretary’s Office,
April 20, 1841.
The period for which the under-mentioned
persons were transported expiring at the date
placed after their respective names. Certificates
of their Freedom may be obtained then, or at
any subsequent period, upon application at the
Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that
of a Police Magistrate in the interior :
John Poulin, Bengal Merchant, 8th May (1841)

Maureen Withey on 28th September, 2019 wrote:

The following notice appeared in The Cornwall Chronicle, (Launceston)  10 Feb 1844:
NOTICE —I hereby caution the public from giving credit to my Wife, Elisabeth Poulin, as I will not be responsible for any debts she may incur.
John Poulin.
Launceston, Feb. 9.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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