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John Smithson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Smithson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Godfrey Webster
Departure date: 11th July, 1825
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 193 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 24th May, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
John Smithson, age on arrival, 24, Sir Godfrey Webster (2) 1826.  Tried Clonmel Tipperary, 1825, 7 years, DOB 1802.

D Wong on 24th May, 2021 wrote:

John Smithson was listed as 24 years old on arrival - 6’1” tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes, slight scar on chin, illiterate, single.

12/1/1826: Assigned to Serjeant Thomas Connell in Sydney on arrival.

1828 Census: Labourer, aged 30, Assigned to A. M. Baxter, Hunter River.

18/6/1831: TOL, Patersons Plain.

1/6/1832: COF

1838: Dungog - Assigned 1 labourer.

30/10/1852: Swan Reach: Employed by Mr. Mann at hay harvest. Witness at inquest into the death of James Judd who was residing with Smithson.

27/12/;1869: Williams River district:  Elector of the Williams River district supporting John Nowlan of ‘Eelar’ in the forthcoming election

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th May, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Smithson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 24th May, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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