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John Stanford

John Stanford, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Stanford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 259 (130)
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 20th April, 2013 wrote:

John Stanford was 14 years old when indicted along with 3 others, aged 9, 13, 14, for stealing the cap off an 8 years old head.  John was transported but the other 3 hand their judgment respited.

When John arrived he was put in the Carter’s Barracks and entered into the Wheelwright’s class.

30/5/1833: John Stanford 14, John, No. 32-1244, Brickmaker’s Boy, Westminister, 4’10” tall, flaxen hair, grey eyes, fair freckled complexion, lost a piece of front tooth in upper jaw, anchor, 5 blue dots and scar on lower right arm, anchor and other figures, illegible on lower left arm - from Carter’s Barracks since 25th inst. - 5th time of running.

9/7/1840: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime

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