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John Smith

John Smith, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blundell, 13 March 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Nail maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Coining
Convicted at: Yorkshire Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Blundell
Departure date: 13th March, 1844
Arrival date: 12th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 32. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 22nd October, 2018 wrote:

John SMITH was convicted at York, England on 16 Dec 1843, along with Charles Dawson & Henry Johnson, for counterfeiting coins. Gaol Report: “1st conviction”.  10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Australia per the ship ‘Blundell’ arriving first at Norfolk Island 6 July 1844.

Aged 25yrs; single man; a nailer; Church of England; can read & write a little; sallow complexion; brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island (off the east coast of New South Wales).
2 yr Probation Period.
6 March 1846: Misconduct to his overseer. 7 days solitiary confinement.
30 April 1846: Leaving off work before the bell rang. 14 days hard labour in chains.

Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land Feb 1847.

Assigned at Clarence Plains, Hobart, Brown’s River & Richmond.
8 Jan 1850: Ticket of Leave status granted.
30 March 1852: Conditional Pardon approved (but not to return to United Kingdom)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 22nd October, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 32. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 32)

Nell Murphy on 22nd October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), occupation

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