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John York

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John York
Aliases: Yorke
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1768
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=79143
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th May, 2013 wrote:

John York was charged in 1803 (crime unknown) and given a 14 yr sentence.

Recorded on Tasmanian Archives as arriving on the Duke of Portland in 1807.

Convict no. 79143
05/12/1815: Insolent & abusive to Mr. Birch - acquitted.
23/12/1817: Ticket of Leave/Steal stone, the property of the Crown - acquitted.
31/08/1827: Harbor and employ J. Griffiths, a runaway convict. Fined.
06/12/1828: CE/Breach peace - bound to keep the peace for 6 mths.
08/10/1829: CE/Selling rum without a licence - dismissed.
17/09/1831: TL/Suspected of a felony - dismissed.
1832: Free, by servitude.

D Wong on 8th May, 2013 wrote:

John York was 5’5” tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

At the time of his death John was a farmer at Auburn.  His property was called “Barra Barra” and he took up his land grant C1817.

19/12/1824: Married Mary Fitzgerald in Launceston, Mary was a widow.

August 1840: John was buried on the 7/8/1840 at Campbell Town Old Anglican Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1768, date of death 1840

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