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John Stokes

John Stokes, one of 100 convicts transported on the Asia, 19 November 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Stokes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 19th November, 1827
Arrival date: 13th March, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 306
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

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

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