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John Pye

John Pye, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 18 November 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Pye
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 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 18th November, 1834
Arrival date: 3rd March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 467 (235). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2019 wrote:

John PYE was convicted at Norfolk, England on 26 July 1834 for housebreaking. Gaol Report: “very bad character, has been imprisoned before - for leaving his Master”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Waterloo’ arriving there 2 March 1835.  Ship surgeon’s report: “quiet and orderly throughout the voyage”.

Single man.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
1837: Using bad language. 3 mths hard labour, in chains.
1837: Absconding. Existing sentence extended 6 mths.
11 Sept 1839: Ticket of Leave granted.
1840: at Oatlands, VDL.
1843: Free Certificate issued, no. W521.

N.B.  There is another John PYE in the Colony at this same timeline.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 467 (235). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 467 (235)), gend

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