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John Sewell

John Sewell, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sewell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodbridge
Departure date: 10th October, 1839
Arrival date: 26th February, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 103 (53). Tasmanian Archives https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au
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 29th October, 2017 wrote:

John SEWELL was convicted at Essex, England on 15 July 1839 for burglary. Life sentence. Transported to New South Wales, Australia per the ship “Woodbridge” 1840. Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) from Norfolk Island in 1844 per the ship “Maitland”.

1844:  labourer; aged 24 yrs; single man; Protestant; 5’3 1/2” height; sallow complexion; black hair; brown eyes.
Native place of birth: Essex, England.
Father: Thomas (ref. Convict Indent record)
Mother: Mary
Brother: Thomas
Brother: James - at Whitechapel, London.

VDL:
assigned to work service
several notes of misconduct
10 July 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
14 Dec 1852: Conditional Pardon approved.

Nell Murphy on 1st November, 2017 wrote:

Application for Permission to Marry:
23 Jan 1852 - John Sewell (per Maitland) to Agnes McKenzie (per Emma Eugenia). Approved. (ref. 52/1/3 pg 424)

Marriage:
16 Feb 1852: John Sewell, aged 28 yrs, bachelor, trade - butcher to Agnes McKenzie aged 22 yrs, spinster. At St. Johns Parish Church, New Town,  Hobart.  (ref. 37/1/11 no. 587)

Nell Murphy on 1st November, 2017 wrote:

Link to his wife’s record - https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/mckenzie/agnes/39568

Nell Murphy on 2nd November, 2017 wrote:

DEATH of Wife:
29 Sept 1855 - Agnes SEWELL, female, aged 26 yrs, butcher’s wife. Cause - Consumption. Notified by John Sewell, husband, New Town, Hobart. (ref. 35/1/5 no. 248 Hobart district)

CHILD:
George Bramwell SEWELL born 8 Dec 1853 at Hobart. Father - John Sewell, butcher. Mother - Agnes Sewell formerly MacKenzie. (ref. 33.1.5 no. 481)

Death of baby George on 23 Jan 1854 at Hobart. Aged 7 months, butcher’s child. Cause - convulsions. Mother - Agnes Mack, New Town, Hobart. (ref. 35.1.4 no. 797)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 29th October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 103 (53). Tasmanian Archives https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number

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