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Birchall, John (c. 1779–1860)

John Birchall was sentenced to life transportation at Chester for theft and escaping from gaol. He arrived at Victoria in October 1803 aboard the Calcutta and then in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in February 1804 aboard the Ocean. He was granted an absolute pardon on 24 April 1810.

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'Birchall, John (c. 1779–1860)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/birchall-john-30260/text37543, accessed 22 September 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1779
England

Death

4 May 1860
Pittwater, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life