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John West, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Sussex, Petworth Quarter Sessions
9th May, 1844
5th September, 1844
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 321 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 98.
Tasmanian Archives - convicts
||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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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