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John Sharpe

John Sharpe, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sharpe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Coach builder
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 26 years

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 124
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

Maureen Withey on 28th July, 2019 wrote:

Hobart Town Burial Record, https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1$init=RGD34-1-1p123
John Sharp, abode, from hospital, Hobart Town; buried 18 August 1832, age 26, ship Larkins, convict.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st February, 2022 wrote:

Conduct Record. CON31-1-39
Indent No; 1391
Transported for “Horse Stealing”
Previous Convictions; Stealing Stockings - 7 years. 5 years & 2 months in Penitentiary
Status; Single

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st February, 2022 made the following changes:


Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st February, 2022 made the following changes:


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