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John Sewell, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||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
||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 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.
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