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John Russell, one of 300 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 September 1851
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
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 206. 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 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 (?)
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