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John Stubbs

John Stubbs, one of 240 convicts transported on the Emily, 25 June 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Stubbs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
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: Larceny
Convicted at: Cumberland, Cockermouth Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Emily
Departure date: 25th June, 1842
Arrival date: 24th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 123 (63)
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 26th October, 2017 wrote:

Charles Brice, 21, John Stubbs, 26, and James O’Neil, 16, were charged in with having feloniously stolen several pieces of ds printed pastel work from Thomas McAlpin of Carlisle, Cumberland.

No ships found for Charles Brice or James o’Neil.

Medical and surgical journal of Her Majesty’s convict ship Emily:
Folios 28-29: John Stubbs, aged 23, convict; case number 9; disease, scorbutus. Received from the Justitia hulk at Woolwich on 16 June 1842 where he had been nine months. Put on sick list, 3 September 1842. Discharged 17 October 1842.

John Stubbs was listed as aged 36?? on arrival in VDL (Born 1805) born 1810 as per the Sick List of the Emily, or 1815 as per the newspaper report of the crime.  He was born in Barnes Haley, Cumberland.

Surgeons Report Character: Well behaved; deaf; lazy.

Occupation: Calico glazier.

John was 5’6½” tall, fair complexion, dark brown hair, brown whiskers, blue eyes, scar on neck and left wrist.  Scar on middle finger left hand, reads and writes, married, wife Mary:“I have left her 6 years”. No children.

Father: John at Wigton
Mother: Mary
Brother: Thomas
Sister: Esther (all at Wigton).

26/5/1846: TOL
7/4/1848: Free Certificate.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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