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John Toft

John Toft, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sarah, 22 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Toft
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sarah
Departure date: 22nd August, 1829
Arrival date: 27th December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 180
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 8th December, 2019 wrote:

John Toft was listed as 22 years old on arrival. Born 1807 - Possible Baptism: 29/7/1897, St. Michael, MacClesfield, Cheshire, Father: John Toft, Mother: Sarah.

Native Place: Macclesfield.

Occupation: Carpenter and joiner.

John was literate, married with no children. (Married to Ellen Toft who arrived VDL per ‘Tasmania 1844’).
Ancestry: Marriage for John Toft and Ellen Townley 5/2/1828 at Prestbury, Cheshire.

John was 5’1½” tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, dark grey eyes, 2 dark moles on left cheek, blue mark outside right arm and on back of left wrist.

Assigned to the Dept. of Public Works.

29/8/1832 NSW Gov. Gazette:
NEW SOUTH WALES.
RETURN OF ALL CONVICTS ASSIGNED AND
TRANSFERRED BETWEEN THE 1st AND 30th
DAYS OF JUNE, 1832, INCLUSIVE.
TOFT JOHN, Sarah, carpenter and joiner, to Terence Murray, Erskine Park.

7/4/1836: TOL Goulburn
16/8/1838:TOL Goulburn - in lieu of TOL 1836

1840: Assigned servant of Dr. Clayton, NSW.

TOL Goulburn

1/5/1840: CP (Sydney Herald 30/7/1841)

31/10/1842 The Australian, Sydney:
TWO POUNDS REWARD.
WHEREAS, a Warrant has been issued from the Magistrates, at Yass, for the apprehension of John Toft, carpenter and joiner, who has absconded from my hired service,
Any person apprehending him shall receive the above reward. And any person employing him after this notice will be dealt with according to law.
The said John Toft is about 5 feet 3 inches high, has auburn hair, and is about 30 years of age.
M. MOSES.
White Hart Inn,
Yass.Oct., 26th, 1842

1/5/1850: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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