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John Preece, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 139 (71)
||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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Maureen Withey on 31st March, 2021 wrote:
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