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John Toncks

John Toncks, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Toncks
Aliases: Tonks
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Brassfounder
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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 469 (216)
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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Nell Murphy on 14th May, 2016 wrote:

John Toncks/Tonks was convicted at Warwick on 28 March 1843 for stealing a hat and wearing apparel. Previous offence. 10yr transportation sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Anson’ arriving 4 Feb 1844.

Aged 24yrs; 5’6”; brass cock founder; single man; can read & write; Protestant.
Native place - Birmingham
Brother: James
Sisters: Louisa and Caroline

Station Gangs: Fingal and Deloraine
Various assigned work

Ticket of Leave 22 Jan 1850

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th May, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Tonks, date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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