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John Young

John Young, one of 225 convicts transported on the Stag, 02 February 1855

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Young
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Set fire to a haystack
Convicted at: Huntingdon Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Stag
Departure date: 2nd February, 1855
Arrival date: 23rd May, 1855
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 107 (55)
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

Dorothy James on 4th August, 2014 wrote:

Huntingdon Gaol Calendar 07/03/1853.

D Wong on 10th August, 2014 wrote:

John Young was 24 years old on arrival in WA and was transported for ‘Arson”.

John was 5’2 1/2” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion, slight build, semi literate, protestant, married with 2 children, Tattoos: John Amy Young left arm, J>O>H>, 505 and anchor on left hand.

29/2/1857: TOL
29/1/1863: CP
22/7/1868: COF at York.

Convict Changes History

Dorothy James on 4th August, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 10th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000)

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