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John Russell

John Russell, one of 300 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 September 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Russell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: Burglary
Convicted at: Kent Assizes at Maidstone
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th September, 1851
Arrival date: 20th December, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 206. 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 Maidstone, Kent, England on 10 March 1849 for burglary - housebreaking and stealing. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Rodney’ arriving 20 Dec 1851.

Single man; aged 26yrs; 5’4 1/4”; brickmaker & lime burner; Protestant; can read & write, a little.
Native Place of birth: nr (?)
Father: James
Mother: Elizabeth
Sister: Elizabeth
Brother: James

Assigned to work services, mainly in the north of the Colony of VDL.

3 March 1856: Certificate of Freedom issued, at Campbell Town, Tasmania.

Note on record: “Again convicted”, at a later date.

Convict Changes History

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

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 206. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 206

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