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John Solly

John Solly, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Solly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 24th December, 1840
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 187 (95)
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

D Wong on 12th February, 2018 wrote:

19/10/1839 Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers’ Gazette Kent, England:
EAST KENT QUARTER SESSION
John Solly, 36, charged with having stolen, on the 15th June, a lamb, the property of Edward Gibbens, sen. at Minster, in the Isle of Thanet - Transported ten years.

Previous convictions: In prison for vagrancy. 
John was single.

24/12/1840: John Solly died at the General Hospital, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 7th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1804, date of death 1840, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 12th February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 24th December, 1840 (prev. 1840)

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