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John Sewell

John Sewell, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sewell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 181 (91). 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 Northampton, England on 2 March 1822 for stealing sheep. Gaol Report: “behaved very bad, former connections are supposed to be bad”.  Life sentence. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Arab” arriving 6 Nov 1822.

Aged 25 yrs; married man - wife and 2 children at Warrington; farmer’s labourer; 5’8” height.

VDL:
assignments in the Colony.
1826: a Constable.
Several notes of misconduct including harbouring convicts.
1 Oct 1834: Committed for trial. Not Guilty.
21 July 1837: Committed for trial. Not Guilty.

Conditional Pardon, no. 114 approved.

Nell Murphy on 30th October, 2017 wrote:

28 Feb 1830: Application for Permission to marry - John SEWELL (transported per ‘Arab’) to Elizabeth LAW (transported per ‘Mermaid’). Approved.(Tas Archives 45/1/1).

6 June 1831: Marriage -
John Sewell, widower to Elizabeth Law, widow,  at Parish of Richmond, Sorell (County of Buckingham)  by banns with the consent of the Lt. Governor. Both signed with their ‘mark’. Witnesses - Peter McDonald & Catherine Parsons, both of Richmond. (ref: Regd 36/1/2 no. 1743)

Convict Changes History

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

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 181 (91). Tasmanian Archives - https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number

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