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John Pugh

John Pugh, one of 160 convicts transported on the Southworth, 23 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Pugh
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st March, 1810
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th December, 1877
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Denbigh Great Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 23rd June, 1830
Arrival date: 19th October, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 385 (195)
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 19th March, 2014 wrote:

John Pugh was 20 years old on arrival in VDL and his occupation was a ‘Tanner”.

Trial Record:
Accused John Pugh; Parish: Wrexham (~); County: Denbigh; Status: Labourer (Amendments)
Offence Theft of sheep, the sheepskin sold by prisoner to a Wrexham tanner. Prosecutor had been to see all the skinners in Wrexham to give notice of his loss.
Location and date Parish: Wrexham; County: Denbigh; Date: 23 January 1830
Prosecutor Robert Barratt, Wrexham, farmer
Plea Not guilty.
Verdict Guilty.
Punishment Death recorded.

John had dark hazel eyes, light brown hair, was 5’4 1/2” tall, single, tattoos.

1830-33: Assigned to Mr Cogle

16/1/1835: Colonial Conviction - sentence extended 2 years.

1835: Assigned to Mr Cogle.

1840: Was working as a shepherd.

1/7/1842: TOL
1846: Free Certificate.

4/2/1843: Married Elizabeth Webb (born in colony) and they had 14 children.

9/12/1877: John died at Westbury, Tasmania.

28/4/1874: Elizabeth died, she was born 6/1/1828.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st March, 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th December, 1877 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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