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John Runciman

John Runciman, one of 350 convicts transported on the Barrosa, 27 August 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Runciman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 4th October, 1807
Occupation: Gardener
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 10 years

Crime: Stealing a horse
Convicted at: Edinburgh
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 27th August, 1841
Arrival date: 13th January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Birth source, Scotland's People : Duddingston, MLN, SCT-684/00 0030 0189
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

Alan Runciman on 18th May, 2013 wrote:

John was freed in 1851, public notice published on 16 July 1851. No known information about him after that date has been traced.

Convict Changes History

Alan Runciman on 18th May, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 4th October, 1807, gender, occupation, crime

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