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John Stringer

John Stringer, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sarah, 29 November 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Stringer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 17th December, 1882
Age: 72 years

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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sarah
Departure date: 29th November, 1836
Arrival date: 29th March, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 412
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

Brian Stringer on 20th June, 2019 wrote:

He stole a bale of hempen cloth from George Cantor of Cotton,Suffolk, England,  he was given 7 years, his father was Samuel Stringer and mother Margaret Stringer born Rose, both from Cotton, Suffolk, England .

D Wong on 20th June, 2019 wrote:

John Stringer was listed as being 26 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Cotton/Corton, Suffolk.

John was 5’9½” tall, fresh complexion, dark hair, no whiskers, hazel eyes, cut on elbow right arm.

14/4/1830: Married with 2 children - wife Mary at Cotton.
Possible children:
12/5/1831: Susannah
20/8/1832: Sophia

14/1/1850: Married Hannah Macarthy (Tory 1848) at St. Matthews, New Norfolk.
C1852: John Stringer died 2/11/1883, aged 27.

17/12/1882: John Stringer, aged 72, labourer, died at the New Town Pauper Establishment.

Convict Changes History

Brian Stringer on 20th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 20th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th December, 1882 (prev. 0000)

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