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John Vaughan

John Vaughan, one of 260 convicts transported on the Adelaide, 16 April 1855

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Vaughan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 30th October, 1896
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Yorkshire. Assizes York
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Adelaide
Departure date: 16th April, 1855
Arrival date: 18th July, 1855
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 143 (73)
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

Peter Vaughan on 20th July, 2019 wrote:

Married Elizabeth Jane Richardson 28/12/1869.
8 offspring all born in Rushworth, Victoria.

D Wong on 21st July, 2019 wrote:

The John Vaughan referred to above seems to be a different person…..

John Vaughan was listed as 30 years old on arrival.

John was tried at York, Eng., 6/3/1852.

Occupation: Tool maker.

John was single, 5’6” tall, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, long face, fresh complexion, middling stout, much pockmarked, semi literate.

28/7/1856: TOL
1/8/1859: CP

Newspapers report him as a vagrant, and he had a drinking problem.

30/10/1896: John Vaughan died at the Mount Eliza Depot, Perth, Western Australia.

1/11/1896 The Daily News, Perth, WA:
Mr Walter Dale, superintendent of Mount Eliza Depot, has supplied us with the following particulars of the deaths that have occurred at that institution during the last few weeks:—
October 23, John Woods, 70, senile decay;
October 30, John Vaughan, 72, senile decay;

Peter Vaughan on 13th December, 2019 wrote:

Information given by D.Wong is correct and does NOT refer to my ancestor John Vaughan born East London 17/05/1839 and died Chiltern, Victoria, Aus. on 12/01/1901.

Convict Changes History

Peter Vaughan on 20th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 17th May, 1839 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th January, 1901 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 21st July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 17th May, 1839), date of death: 30th October, 1896 (prev. 12th January, 1901), crime

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