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John Rushton

John Rushton, one of 270 convicts transported on the Duchess of Northumberland, 01 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Rushton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 20th January, 1906
Age: 84 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Lancaster, Preston General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duchess of Northumberland
Departure date: 1st October, 1842
Arrival date: 18th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 214
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

Clarence Smith on 18th March, 2020 wrote:

John married Sarah Ann Mullins and then lived in Mathinne, Tasmania. He died and was buried in Fingal Tasmania

Clarence Smith on 19th May, 2020 wrote:

He was buried at Fingal Tasmania

Convict Changes History

Clarence Smith on 18th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th January, 1906 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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