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John Russell

John Russell, one of 269 convicts transported on the Layton, 26 August 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Russell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 26th August, 1835
Arrival date: 10th December, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 128. 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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Community Contributions

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

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