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John Shaw

John Shaw, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Shaw
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Ploughman
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 7 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 269 (136)
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

D Wong on 10th February, 2019 wrote:

12/1/1833 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
John Shaw, for feloniously receiving 6lbs. weight of brass, the property of John Smith, for 7 years.

John Shaw was 41 years old on arrival in VDL, 5’3½” tall, dark complexion, reddish brown hair and whiskers, light blue eyes.
Married, wife Harriet at Newcastle, 2 or 4 children.

Native Place: Pipe Gate, Shropshire.

1840: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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