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John Tindall (c. 1778–1856)

John Tindall, a mariner, was sentenced to 14 years transportation for receiving stolen goods. He arrived in Sydney in 1815 aboard the Indefatigable. According to the ship's indents he was 5 feet 9¼ inches (176 cms) tall, with a ruddy complexion, brown hair and grey eyes. He began a relationship with Lucy Cooper soon after his arrival; they were married on 4 November 1839.

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Alternative Names
  • Tindell, John
  • Tindle, John
  • Tindill, John

c. 1778
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England


16 March, 1856 (aged ~ 78)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: receiving stolen goods
Sentence: 14 years