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John Ryan

John Ryan, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Ryan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 131 (67)
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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D Wong on 5th November, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
PHILIP MARKS, JOHN RYAN, Theft > pocketpicking, 4th December 1822.

Reference Number: t18221204-104
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

PHILIP MARKS and JOHN RYAN were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of November , a watch, value 30 s.; a chain, value 5 s.; and two seals, value 5 s.; the goods of George Cotton, from his person .
MARKS - GUILTY . Aged 37.
RYAN - GUILTY . Aged 19.
Transported for Life

Philip Marks arrived VDL per ‘Asia 1823’

John Ryan was born at Aldgate.  He was 5’ 8 ½” tall, blue eyes, dark brown hair, single.  Occupation “Groom/General Servant”.

1828: Absconded – which is how he was listed up until the 1835 Muster.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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