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John Tenant

John Tenant, one of 325 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, May 1792

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Tenant
Aliases: John Tennant
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1763
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1793
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing chickens
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 30th May, 1792
Arrival date: 7th October, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 348 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 183 (92)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th November, 2021 wrote:

Trial; 26 Oct 1791. Old Bailey On-Line
Age 28. Tried at Old Bailey, London. Accused of theft (stealing, on the 18th of October, six geese, value 18 s. and one tame hen, value 1 s. 6 d.).

1793 - Possible Burial Record Possible Burial Record
Name; John C. Tenant
Age;  No Details
Year of Burial. 12 Jun 1793
Remarks; Convict

1793 - Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory of Burials
Name; John Tennant
Age;  No Details
Year of Burial. 12 Jun 1793
Remarks; Drowned - Sydney

Trial; Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory of Burials
Year of Burial.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th November, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: John Tennant, date of birth: 1763 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1793 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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