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John Solomon (1801–1870)

John Salmon (alias Solomon) was sentenced to fourteen years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1819 aboard the Baring. His occupation was listed as seaman and his height as 5 feet 8¼ inches (172.7 cms). He was assigned to John Oxley in 1823-24 and married Sarah Storer in 1826. In 1828 he was working as a shepherd for D. Reid.

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  • Salmon, John

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


2 July, 1870 (aged ~ 69)
Trangie, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years
Court: Aberdeenshire (Scotland)
Trial Date: 25 September 1818