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John Rossiter

John Rossiter, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Rossiter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 240
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

Maureen Withey on 13th August, 2020 wrote:

John Rossiter, 35, and Joseph Paradise, 52, for stealing a sheep, property of R. Grist; Death ...
Taunton Courier, 13 April 1815.

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NSW 1828 Census Index.
John Rossiter, age 47, T.L. Ocean 1, 1816, protestant, Overseer to Mr Chisholm, Argyle district.

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 20th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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