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John Smith, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Cambridge Quarter Sessions
20th September, 1839
12th January, 1840
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 240 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 89 (46)
||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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th June, 2021 wrote:
Place of origin: Madras, Tamil Nadu
Trial; Cambridge; 5 June 1838
Transported for stealing a saw
Free Certificate; No; 157 - 1845
Trade; Waterman. Height; 5 ft 4 1/4 in. Age; 22 
1841 - Convict Muster. Assigned; Prisoners Barracks
1846 - Convict Muster. Free Certificate
Convict Changes History
Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th June, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m