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Details for the convict John Hartshorne (1843)

Convict Name:John Hartshorne
Trial Place:Stafford (Stafford) General Quarter Sessions
Trial Date:4 January 1842
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Arrival Year:1843
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After being found guilty of stealing a basket of fruit from Elizabeth Lincoln in Staffordshire, UK, John, 13, was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment and deported to Launceston, Van Diemen's Land in 1843.
John left England aboard the Asiatic, bound for Van Diemen's land on 26 May 1843. He was one of 188 convicts on the ship.
John was imprisoned at Port Arthur and Point Puer in a work gang for 2 years.
By 1884, John was able to earn wages within the district.
John was free by servitude on 4 Jan 1849, and on Jan 2 1852 boarded the Halycon from Launceston bound for Melbourne.

Later that year he met Scottish servant Elizabeth Aitcheson in Colac, Victoria, and the two married.

Submitted by Researcher (Andrea Beattie) on 27 December 2018

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/13, p.312

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