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John Ross

John Ross, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Ross
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 15th March, 1834
Age: 49 years

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 194 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 393 (196)
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

Denis Pember on 19th November, 2015 wrote:

John was 5’5” tall with a ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. He was a weaver by trader and was tried at Shropshire Assizes, Shrewsbury, for highway robbery. On 23 Mar 1805 he received a death sentence which was commuted to transportation for life.

Denis Pember on 19th November, 2015 wrote:

In the colony, John married Elizabeth Bennett; (Convict, Canada, 1810). They married at St Matthews, Windsor, July 5th 1813.
They had 7 children and are both listed in the Singleton District Pioneer Register as compiled by the Family History Society of Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 19th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th March, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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