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John Russ, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||17th April, 1799
|Date of Death:
||17th May, 1860
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 241 (123)
||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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Maureen Withey on 24th July, 2019 wrote:
Seven years transportation: John Russ and Geo. Ruddle, for stealing wheat at Fisherton; ...
Salisbury Journal, 15 March 1830
The following convicts, sentenced to transportation at our last assizes, were on Monday removed from Fisherton Gaol, and put on board the Captivity hulk at Devonport: viz. Frederick Kellow, Jas. Dredge, Rd. Chapman, Richard Withers, and George Godwin, to be transported for life; Charles Hooper, Robt. Cooper and Wm. Jones, for 14 years; John Webb, John Blandford, Wm. Farmer, Edward Strudgwick, John Russ, George Ruddle, Richard Mizen, James Abrahams, John Sifer, Jas. Gerrish and Thomas Dash, for 7 years.
Salisbury Journal, 29 March 1830
Hulk Record. HO 9-3-1 p.13.
Jno. Russ, age 30, Crime - stealing wheat, tried at New Sarum, 6 March 1830, sentenced 7 yrs.Left hulk for NSW 15 Nov 1831
D Wong on 25th July, 2019 wrote:
Medical Journal of the Isabella 1832:
Folio 54: case no 116, John Russ, aged 30, convict; disease or hurt, colica. Put on sick list, 22 March 1832 at Port Jackson. Discharged 24 March 1832.
John Russ was listed as 33 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Wiltshire.
John was literate, protestant, married with 1 male and 4 female children, 5’5” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown hair, blue ees, scar left cheek, two scar on heel of left hand; brother-in-law to 32-610 (which was George Ruddle).
John Russ - Hairdresser and groom assigned to Henry Drinkwater at Sydney.
1837: Bank Warrant - Condition: Free
15/5/1860 Empire, Sydney:
INQUESTS.- At Clifton, near Picton, on the 7th instant, touching the death of Edward Rudd, aged 15, son of Mr. E. Rudd, of Campbelltown, who was accidentally shot through the ribs. The unfortunate youth was travelling with some teams. The drivers appear to have been absent seeking whipsticks, and he amusing himself with the gun is supposed to have touched the hammer in getting off a fence. Some men, working, near, heard the report, and saw him stagger. He died in a few minutes.
On the same day another inquest was held on the body of John Russ, Ostler at Ray’s, Picton.
Verdict- Died from natural causes.
(Date of death, above, not accurate).
Convict Changes History
Audrey Earl on 4th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 17th April, 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
Bob Carter on 31st October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 17th May, 1860 (prev. 1860), occupation