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John Ramsden

John Ramsden, one of 180 convicts transported on the Dunvegan Castle, 28 September 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Ramsden
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Dunvegan Castle
Departure date: 28th September, 1829
Arrival date: 13th March, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 197 (101)
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 June, 2018 wrote:

25/7/1829 Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser Lancashire, England:
Emma Roberts, 18, John Ramsden, 20,  Mary Ann Ramsden, 22, Ann Crother, 21, and Eliza Ogden, were indicted for stealing a purse containing forty shillings, from the person of George Clayton.
The indictment contained a variety of counts in which the different prisoners were charged, some with stealing the property, others with receiving it, and others with “aiding and abetting, receiving, harbouring, and maintaining” those who committed the robbery…..
The Jury found all the prisoners guilty, and after an impressive address from the Chairman, they were each sentenced to fourteen years’ transportation.

**Emma Roberts, Ann Crother and Eliza Ogden, and Mary Ann Ramsden (Listed on our records as RUNSDEN) were all onboard ‘Roslin Castle 1830’**

1837: TOL Windsor
1842: TOL Sutton Forest
31/7/1843: COF - Listed as RAMSDON
1844: Bank Warrant - Condition: Free

Possible death - many John Ramsden, and different spellings of the name around at that time:
1876: NSW BDM John Ramsden died at Waterloo, Sydney, aged 67.

10/5/1876 Sydney Morning Herald:
THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. JOHN RAMSDEN are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral : to move from his late residence, Botany-street, Waterloo, THIS (Wednesday) AFTERNOON, at half-past 2 o’clock, to Necropolis.
C. KINSELA and SONS, George-street,
opposite Christ Church.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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