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John Preece

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Preece
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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Hereford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
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 139 (71)
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.

HO 17/39/121821 Sept 1

1 collective petition (73 freeholders of Almeley, Herefordshire, including Robert Price MP) on behalf of John Preece alias John Price, servant in husbandry convicted at the Hereford Summer Assizes held in 1821 for the highway robbery of £1 and an ‘old hat’, property of James Payne. Grounds for clemency: jury recommended mercy, request imprisonment so that the prisoner’s morals may have chance to improve and the prisoner is of previous good character. Initial Sentence: not given. Annotated: ‘Respited’ and ‘Nil’. Fh12

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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