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John Smith

John Smith, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 260
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 9th May, 2019 wrote:

The following 14 prisoners were fully convicted of the crimes for which they were respectively indicted and had sentence of death passed on them: …  John Smith, for stealing goods above the value of 40s.in a dwelling-house; … All the above prisoners, excepting the two first, Watkins and Webb, have been reprieved.
Salisbury Journal, 2 Aug 1819

Two prisoners named John Smith were sent from Fisherton 23 Sept 1819 to the prison hulk Laurel, and both were transported on the Coromandel. this John is the younger one, and was transported for life.
HO 9-9-1 Records of Laurel, Hardy and York Hulks, in Portsmouth Harbour, 1805-1831,
p 51. (Laurel)
Recd from new Sarum, 23 Sept 1819 (12 prisoners)
John Smith (2), aged 22, convicicted at New Sarum of a felony, 24 July 1819, and sentenced to transportation for life. 21 oct 1819 NSW.

Maureen Withey on 7th September, 2019 wrote:

John Smith was sent to Moreton Bay.
Moreton Bay records:
John Smith, convicted at Wilts Ass, 24 July 1819 and sentenced to Life. Trade: shoemaker. Colonial sentence: General Sessions Sydney, 11 March 1829, for stealing Government leather, sentenced to 3 years. Sent to Sydney 1 Sept 1832.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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