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John Shipman

John Shipman, one of 209 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 05 October 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Shipman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 31st May, 1841
Age: 16 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: 5th October, 1840
Arrival date: 19th January, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 231 (117)
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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Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Convict Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-4$init=CON33-1-4p161
John Shipman, Tried 8 July 1839, 7 years. Age 16, Native of Frome.
Died at Port Arthur, 31 May 1841.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 9th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1825, date of death 1841, gender, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 31st May, 1841 (prev. 1841)

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