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John Blundell (1760–1831)

John Blendell was sentenced to seven years transportation for the theft of 360 half pence. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune. On 30 July of that year he married Elizabeth Henderson. Two days later they sailed (with other convicts) for Norfolk Island. The marriage broke down and Blundell remained as a farmer on the island until transferred to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in February 1808. He was granted land at Clarence Plains where he was recorded in 1809 as having 18 acres. He also had a wife and two children.

In 1819 he was listed as a constable holding 19 acres in the Hobart area, by purchase, with a wife and no children. By 1822 his wife, Elizabeth, had resumed living with him.

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  • Blondell, John



2 January, 1831 (aged ~ 71)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years