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John Smith

John Smith, one of 125 convicts transported on the Shipley, 20 December 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Durham Session of Oyer, Terminer and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 20th December, 1816
Arrival date: 24th April, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 318
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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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 31st December, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, John married Elizabeth Burn (nèe Sandall).  The couple married 29th November 1822 at Castlereagh.
Elizabeth was a widow, having been married to one Thomas Burn, in 1820, however, Thomas died soon thereafter. (There are several possibilities to the identity of Thomas Burn)
Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Mansfield (Convict, 1791, “Matilda”) and Ann Sandall (Convict, 1801, “Nile”). She had one small child, Mary Ann Burn born 1821, when she married John.
The couple had 10 children between 1824 and 1825.

Denis Pember on 31st December, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 343…
[Ref S1371] Smith, John, 29, free by servitude, Shipley I, 1817, 7 years, Protestant, farmer, Wallis Plains.
[Ref S1372] Smith, Elizabeth, 25, born in the colony.
[Ref S1373] Smith, Mary Ann, 7, born in the colony.
[Ref S1374] Smith, Hannah, 5, born in the colony.
[Ref S1375] Smith, Thomas, 2, born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 31st December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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