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John Everall (1796–1855)

John Everall, a sailor, was sentenced to life transportation for returning to England while under sentence of transportation. He had also tried to escape while waiting to be transported. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1832 aboard the Elizabeth. He was 5 feet 6 inches (167.6 cms) tall, with light brown hair and grey eyes. He was assigned to Mr Lightfoot between 1832-35. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1840 and a conditional pardon in 1843. In November 1838 he was appointed javelin-man (gaol guard) at Longford Gaol but resigned in January 1842.

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  • death notice, Colonial Times (Hobart), 9 October 1855, p 2

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Pearcey, Henry
  • Pearcy, Henry
  • Pearce, Henry



6 October, 1855 (aged ~ 59)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Convict Record

Crime: convict absconder
Sentence: life