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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: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
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:

Committed to Fisherton Gaol, - John Smith and James Obry, charged with having, the 26th ult, uttered at Avebury, forged £1 Bank note, with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank, and also thereby defrauding James, of Avebury, 20s. ( there are six commitments against these men for similar offences.)
Bath Chronicle, 13 May 1819.

Salisbury ... John Smith and James Obry, for having forged notes in their possession, were sentenced to 14 years transportation;...
Salisbury Journal, 2 Aug 1819

James Obry and John Smith were among 12 prisoners received on the prison hulk Laurel from Salisbury.  Both were transported on Coromandel.

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)
James Obry, age 27, convicted at New Sarum 24 July 1819, for forged Notes, sentenced to 14 years Transportation. 24 Oct 1819, NSW.
John Smith, age 26, convicted at New Sarum 24 July 1819, for forged Notes, sentenced to 14 years Transportation. 24 Oct 1819, NSW.

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