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John Tobin

John Tobin, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Tobin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Bricklayer and printer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 8th April, 1821
Arrival date: 27th July, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 18
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

Anonymous on 25th July, 2012 wrote:

John Tobin was 21 years old on arrival in VDL.  Stole from William Frederick Harper, 1 handkerchief value 2s.

John was born in London, R S heart and dart below elbow inside left arm, brown eyes and hair, 5’5 3/4" tall.

Conduct record had only 1 item, 18/12/1830: Having on September 4th last, a dog unlicenced, named Wolf, on the premises of his master at Bashan?? Plains - there was no punishment recorded.

7/4/1834: CP
16/12/1842: Absolute Pardon.

I could find no other reference to John and since he had an AP perhaps he returned to England.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 25th July, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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