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John Quickfall

John Quickfall, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Quickfall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Upper Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canton
Departure date: 20th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th January, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 99 (51)
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 21st November, 2016 wrote:

John Quickfall was born in Lincolnshire, England, and was 25 years old on arrival.

John was 5’9 1/4” tall, dark ruddy complexion, hazel eyes,m dark brown hair, D left side, single.

9/2/1844: TOL
19/4/1847: COF

25/3/1852: Passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘City of Melbourne’.

No further mention of him on ‘Trove’, NSW or Vic BDM’s.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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