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John Sumption, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Bristol City and County Quarter Sessions
28th April, 1843
28th August, 1843
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 295 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 283 (143)
||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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D Wong on 4th January, 2019 wrote:
16/4/18242 Bristol Mirror Bristol, England:
John Richards, 24, John Sumption, 22, and Julia Edwards, 22, were charged with having a mould in their possession for counterfeiting half-crowns.
The Jury retired, and after an absence of about an hour, returned into Court with a verdict of Gilty against Sumption and Edwards, but acquitted Richards.
The three prisoners were then, along with Joseph Gerred, charged, Sumption and Richards with stealing, and Gerred and Edwlards with receiving a piece of cotton print, the property of Messrs. Wintles.
The evidence was defective against Richards, Gerred, and Edwards, who were acquitted; Sumption was found Guilty.
John Sumption was 23 years old on arrival in VDL.
Native Place: Reading, Berkshire.
John was 5’4½” tall, fresh complexion, reddish hair, brown whiskers, hazel eyes, pockpitted, scar on left hand, scar on knuckle forefinger left hand, small scar on 3rd and 4th fingers left hand, literate, single.
Mother: Jane at native place.
Brothers: James, Charles.
Sisters: Susannah, Betty.
22/6/1849: Free Certificate.
29/12/1851: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne, per ‘City of Melbourne’. Free by Servitude. Listed as ‘Somption’.
9/8/1861: Was at Chewton, Victoria.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 4th January, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime