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Benjamin Skyrme, one of 200 convicts transported on the John Calvin, 09 May 1846
Name, Aliases & Gender
||John Davis, Billy The Shepherd
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 75 (39)
||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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Kelvin Skyrme on 21st May, 2018 wrote:
Tried at Hereford Assizes 30/3/1846 for “Shooting with intent to Kill”, while poaching, firing at a pheasant. Transported to Australia aboard the ‘John Calvin’from Woolwich 9/5/1846. Reached Norfolk Island 21/9/1846. Worked as a carpenter,married and had 11 or 12 children.
Died 1897 and is buried as William Skyrme at Minmi Cemetery, New South Wales.
Convict Changes History
Kelvin Skyrme on 21st May, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: John Davis, alias2: Billy The Shepherd, date of birth: 1827 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1897 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime