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John Tollard

John Tollard, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Tollard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 27th July, 1876
Age: 68 years

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: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Southampton Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 85 (45)
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 16th March, 2014 wrote:

John Tollard was 23 years old on arrival in VDL.
He was convicted along with William, John, and Daniel Simms for Feloniously assaulting Lucy Easton, putting her in bodily fear and danger of her life, and stealing on half sovereign, the money of William Easton, clerk.

The Simms and John had gone to Mr Easton’s to see about and increase in wages, when William Sims demanded money from Mrs Easton.

Parents: Richard and Martha Tollard.

John married Sarah Noyce on 9/10/1830 and they had one son, Henry and perhaps another son, Robert.

John was 5’8 1/4” tall, swarthy complexion, black hair, no whiskers, grey eyes, could read and write.

1835: TOL
3/2/1836: Free Pardon.

1836: Permission to marry Ann Neale/Neat (transported as Ann Neal per Ne Grove) age 19 and John listed as a free man. They had 12 children.

26/10/1867: John won 3rd prize in a ploughing match at the Cambridge ploughing match and won £2.

27/7/1876: John died in Bellerive, aged 73 after a long and painful illness with mouth cancer.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th July, 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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