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John Russell

John Russell, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Russell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Saddler
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 53 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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 429 (214). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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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Nell Murphy on 26th March, 2017 wrote:

John RUSSELL was convicted at Southampton, England on 8 March 1808. Life Sentence. Transported to New South Wales, Australia per the ship ‘Ann” 1809.

Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Ruby’.

2 Aug 1813: Marriage to Lydia CHAFEY, single woman, John Russell, single man, both of this settlement - Hobart Town, River Derwent, Van Diemen’s Land. By Banns. Witnesses - James Lord & William Thomas Stockey.  Rev’d Robert Knopwood. (ref. 36/1/1 no. 131 & wife’s name notated in Conduct Record)
VDL Conduct Record:
Bound over to keep the peace to his wife Lydia (1828 & 1829).

D Heath on 28th April, 2019 wrote:

John Russell was originally given a sentence of death. On 16th April 1808 at Whitehall he received a Royal Mercy and his sentence reduced to life and trannsportation to NSW.
SOURCE: England & Wales,Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935.
Series HO13
SOURCE Correspondence And Warrants
Piece number 19
Page number 55-56
Category Institutions & Organisations

D Heath on 28th April, 2019 wrote:

UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849.Headed Perseus>Register>1801-1836:
Image 11 Reveals: Report of convicts under sentence of transportation removed from sundry gaols by command of his majesty on board the Portland Ruth Langston Harbour…
Image 22 then reveals “Received Eleven Prisoners from Winchester Castle 8th Mar 1808” of which John Russell is listed age given as 21 tried Winchester 8th March 1808 to NSW Life Sentence. Ship listed as Ann.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 26th March, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 429 (214). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number

D Heath on 28th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1840 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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