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Details for the convict Mountrose Johnson (1812)

Convict Name:Mountrose Johnson
Trial Place:Kent Assizes
Trial Date:21 August 1811
Arrival Details
Ship:Indefatigable (1)
Arrival Year:1812
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Mount Rose "Mountrose" Johnson was born in 1788

Mount Rose Johnson and Elizabeth Smith were married by Banns on 12th June 1808 in Hayes, Kent, England. [1] They were married by Rector John Hill or Hills. Witnesses: Backett Chapman, Ann Smith.

They had two children, William Johnson & James Johnson before Mountrose was convicted and sentenced to transportation for sheep stealing.
Tried at Kent Assizes, 21 Aug 1811, sentence 'Life Transportation'. Transported per the 'Indefatigable'

Mount next had a 'Common Law Marriage' with Ellen Hickey, daughter of Daniel Hickey and Eliza Keefe.

Children from this marriage were:
William Hickey Johnson, Mary Johnson, George Michael Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Ellen Johnson & Samson Johnson

Mountrose Johnson died of influenza aged 72 years on 6 Aug 1860 in Warwick St, Hobart
Submitted by Researcher (John Poynton) on 13 November 2022

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/2, p.59
  • Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) : CON13-1-1, 15

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