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Details for the convict John Grant (1831)

Convict Name:John Grant
Trial Place:Essex Special Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:6 December 1830
Sentence:7 years
Notes:[FP written (possibly later) under surname]
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Eliza II (3)
Arrival Year:1831
 
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John Grant was one of three brothers from Kirby le Soken, Essex who were sentenced to transportation for their part in the Kirby Riot of 8 December 1830.
John, son of Thomas and Mary (nee Purkiss) was baptised 7 September 1800 at St Michael's, Kirby. He married Mary Mowles 25 December 1829 at St Michael's. John was involved in the riot of 8 December 1830 and was convicted on 11 December on one count of machine breaking and sentenced to 7 years transportation.
John, his brothers James and Thomas, and 221 other convicts sailed for Van Dieman's Land from Portsmouth on 6 February 1831 on the Eliza. Departure date is sometimes given as 2 February, but this may be the date they were transferred to the Eliza from the hulk Lion. They arrived on 28 May 1831.
I have found no trace of children of the marriage, nor of Mary after the marriage.
John was granted Free Pardon Number 232 3 February 1836


Submitted by Researcher (4517) on 24 July 2015

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Research notes

Baptism - St Michael, Kirby le Soken, Essex 1807 No.4 Essex Records Office D/P169/1/2 Marriage - Essex Records Office D/P169/1/9 page 45
Submitted by Researcher (4517) on 26 July 2015

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Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/8, p.2

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