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Jacob Pow

Jacob Pow, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jacob Pow
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 25th May, 1853
Age: 51 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 143 (73)
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

D Wong on 31st December, 2016 wrote:

16/8/1823 Bristol Mirror Bristol, England:
Jacob Pow, George Mogg, and John Taylor for Burglary - sentenced to death.

Previous convictions: Housebreaking once transported for Handkerchiefs 7 years served 2 years and 9 months in ###

Jacob Pow was born in Bath, he was 21 years old on arrival - he was 5’ 4 1/2” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, was pockpitted anchor heart diamond woman EP JP left arm ring on ring finger P back of left hand EP rt arm, single.

Father in Bath, a carpenter.

1830-32 Musters: Public Works
1833 Muster: Assigned to Captn. Bannister.

13/8/1835: TOL

11/12/1835: Permission to marry Ann Smith (Hydery)
1/2/1836: Married at Hobart. ** There were 2 Ann Smiths on the Hydery - cannot locate which one he married.

27/2/1838: Conidtional Pardon.

25/5/1853: Jacob Pow, carpenter, died of disease caused by drunkenness, New Norfolk.  (Also stated disease of the Heart).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th May, 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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