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Details for the convict John Churchill (1847)

Convict Name:John Churchill
Trial Place:Hereford Assizes
Trial Date:1 August 1846
Sentence:15 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Pestonjee Bomanjee (2)
Arrival Year:1847
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John Churchill 1819-1883

• Christened as John CHURCHELT 10 Jan 1819 Little Penrose, St Weonards, Herefordshire 6/8 child of James Churchill and Martha Hopkin.

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• James, Martha and John Churchill of St Weonards Herefordshire mentioned in Hereford Times 19 Oct 1839 as victims of crime. Lodger George Idle convicted and sentenced to 7 days solitary confinement of sealing clothes from John and watch from James

• John Churchill witness at marriage of brother James Churchill 13 July 1842, St Weonards Herefordshire

• John Churchill Aged 28 date of Trial 1 August 1846 Herefordshire County Assizes convicted of cutting & wounding with intent to do bodily harm transported for 15 years England & Wales criminal registers 1791-1892 HO 27 piece 78 page 368

• Herefordshire Times report 8 Aug 1846 (and earlier) John Churchill convicted and sentenced to transportation for 15 years. Robbed Elizabeth Morris an old woman, turnpike keeper of £3 3sh the property of her employer and broke her arm while children asleep. "Respectable" brother William Churchill subscribed to his defence and spoke up for him. Defence tried to argue the victim had a long standing grudge with the family and falsely accused John.

• 1846 Aug 8 Milbank Prison, London. Transfer to Milbank Prison. Warrant to High Sherriff of Hereford to transfer to John Churchill and others to Milbank Prison HO13 Source Correspondence and Warrants Piece number 88 Page number 371 Record set England & Wales, Findmypast Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935

• 1846 Aug 18 Milbank Prison, London. Millbank Prison Registers. John Last name Churchill Occupation Labourer Age 28 Birth year 1818 Year 1846 Date 01 Aug 1846 Crime Cutting & wounding Sentence duration 15 years. Millbank Prison Registers: Male Prisoners. Volume 3 Series HO24 Piece number 3 Record set England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935

• John Churchill, one of 198 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 08 October 1846. Sentence details: Convicted at Hereford Assizes for a term of 15 years on 01 August 1846. Vessel: Pestonjee Bomanjee. Date of Departure: 08 October 1846. Place of Arrival: Van Diemen's Land [Maria Island]. Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 127 (6

• 1849-1852 Employment: Runnymede estate. Convict labour for Askin Morrison and Tom Connell on Runymede estate, Tasmania

• John Churchill Ticket of Leave 19 Apr 1853 Conditional Pardon 3 Apr 1855

• 1860 Aug 11 Marriage: Tasmania, Westbury. Ann FITZGERALD (b. Abt 1820/1822) widow of James Grady in Westbury, Tasmania.

• 1875 Jul 9 Court: Tasmania, Westbury. Convicted of Larceny and receiving tea and sugar. Convicted May 1875 for Larceny and July for receiving. reported in paper

• 1883 Apr 24 Died: Tasmania, Westbury. "aged 66" cause of death stricture and extravasation of urine

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/15, p.127

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