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John Simpson

John Simpson, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Simpson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 23rd July, 1777
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 16th August, 1854
Age: 77 years

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: -
Convicted at: Derby Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 373 (188)
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

Anonymous on 11th October, 2011 wrote:

John Simpson married Sarah Marshall (7 years, Friendship, 1817, arr Jan 1818). Their daughter Lucy was born in November 1818.

(I’ve just sent you some info on Sarah)

Convict Changes History

Judith Simpson on 22nd November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 23rd July, 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th August, 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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