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John Smith, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
27th October, 1819
5th April, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 298 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 260
||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: