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John West

John West, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John West
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
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 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Sussex, Petworth Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 9th May, 1844
Arrival date: 5th September, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 98. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd January, 2013 wrote:

John West, along with his brother Robert West, was convicted on 11/04/1844 for stealing sheep and hay. 15yr transportation sentence - to Van Diemens Land.

Protestant; read & write; ploughman/farm labourer; 5’9”; 36yrs; married; ruddy complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes. Native Place: Farnhurst at Petworth.

Station Gang: St. Mary’s Vale

1846: Adams, Deloraine
1847: J. Cox, Deloraine

June 1853-1857 absent

10/06/1859: Ticket of Leave
27/09/1859: Ticket of Leave revoked

no details on record of Pardon etc.

(Brother Robert West died at Port Arthur)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1808, gender, occupation, crime

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