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John Stokes, one of 100 convicts transported on the Asia, 19 November 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 306
||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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Maureen Withey on 8th June, 2020 wrote:
National Archives. Ref: HO 17/50/128
1 collective petition (9 magistrates for Shropshire and Chester) and 1 letter (Rowland Hill) against any mercy for John Stokes convicted at Shropshire Lent Assizes Shrewsbury 1827 for poaching. Gaoler’s report: character from gaol good. Grounds against clemency: known as notorious poacher in the area, leader of a gang, bad influence on many others, farmers support this petition, sentence act as a deterrent, people would rather pay to maintain wife and 6 children than have him remain in the area, they would benefit to be away from his influence. Initial sentence: 7 years transportation. Annotated: transport. HM15
Date: 1827 Apr 12.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 8th June, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime