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John Russell, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Lancaster Quarter Session
26th August, 1835
10th December, 1835
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 270 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 128. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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 Lancaster, England on 3 Nov 1834 for stealing a purse and money. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Layton” arriving 10 Dec 1835.
Gaol Report, England: Had been convicted for minor offences previously.
Hulk Report, England: Flogged on the Hulk, for laughing in Chapel. Indifferent.
Single man; 18yrs of age; Roman Catholic.
Native Place of birth: Liverpool, England
Assigned to work services in the Colony of VDL.
Several records of misconduct and punishments.
1837: further charge of stealing. Sentence extended by 3 yrs.
1838: Absconded. Sentence extended by 6 mths. 3mths hard labour, in chains. 36 lashes.
1841: Sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement for 2 yrs.
7 Aug 1851: Aged 32yrs. Launceston Quarter Sessions Court, Tasmania - burglary, at Carrick. Life Sentence.
1 Sept 1851: Sent to Norfolk Island (off the east coast of New South Wales).
1856: Returned to Hobart, Tasmania. (Not to enter south of Oatlands)
9 Feb 1858: Ticket of Leave granted.
1860: Colonial Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 26th March, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 128. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 128