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John Towns

John Towns, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Towns
Aliases: Townsend (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 25th June, 1827
Age: 40 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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Essex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 112
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 23rd December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Guildford - 1827
Name; John Towns or Townsend
No; 17.
No details
Noted against his name; Died 25 June 1827 of Dysenteria

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856

Name: John Towns
Age: 40 [1787]
Birth Year: abt 1787
Treatment Date; 21 May 1827 - 30 May recovered and discharged
Treatment Date; 18 June 1827 - DIED; 25 June 1827


Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd December, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Townsend (alias) (prev. Townsend (Alias)), date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th June, 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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