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John Henry Durant convict Tasmania

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John durant born 1819 Norfolk England trile doc. Court Minutes for John Durrant's case, but they do not give much more detail. He was tried alongside a 16 year old called Thomas Tillet, both accused of stealing the trousers belonging to a William Custance.
the report has that John years 18 at time of trial

Both pleaded not guilty, but were found guilty by the jury. Thomas Tillet was sentenced to hard labour in the House of Correction for 6 months.

John Durrant was "ordered and adjudged to be transported beyond the seas to such a place or places as His Majesty by the advice of his privy Council shall order and direct for the term of seven years."

He was then tried for a second count of "laying the property of John Kitson". No evidence was offered, and he was found not guilty by the jury.

Unfortunately, the notes do not record the parish he was from, so I could not continue research into his family history.
he was on the HULKS in England bet 1 Apr 1837 and 27 Oct 1837 before going on Moffatt 2
Family Name: Durrant
Given Name: John
Ship or Free: Moffatt 2
tried on on 31th March 1837 has his age as 18 years
JOHN DURRANT
Convict Number –22754
Ship Name – Moffatt (2)
Departure Date - 27.10.1837
Arrival Date – 1.4.1838
Departure Port – Norfolk Norwich
Conduct Record CON31/11
Muster Roll Number CSO5/114/2615
Description List CON18/17
Appropration List MM33/6 CON27/7
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not sure which is right
JOHN DURRANT
Convict Number –22754
Ship Name – Moffatt (2)
Departure Date - 27.10.1837
Arrival Date – 1.4.1838
Departure Port – Woolwich
Conduct Record CON31/11
Muster Roll Number CSO5/114/2615
Description List CON18/17
Appropration List MM33/6 CON27/7


Transported for 7 years for stealing a pair of trousers

Height 5/4 &1/2 inhes
Age 20 years
Complexion DARK
Head Oval
Hair Light Brown
Whiskers none
Visage Long
Forehed High
Eyebrows Lt Brown
Eyes Dark Hazel
Nose Small
Remarks R+arm Mans Head ,8 Xs spots, Ring on middle finger right hand, left arm 2 Diamonds, 4 [O's with line down enter] letter D, 2 shoes back left hand
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from 7.2.1839 to 14.12.1844 in notes
Feb 7- 1839 Mr Harris [ stealing leather] His ??? sentanced

July 18. 1839 Prob. of P. HILL conduct to be reported Lt.
Sept 5. 1839 P ? green Ponds absconding 3 months hard labour in chains
FINDING IT VERY HARD TO READ.

Convict Records...John Durrant one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 7 November 1837 Source: Australian joint copying project. Microfilm roll 90, class and piece number HO11/11, page number 201.

permission to marry
DURRANT John free Hobart Town - Ellen Carthy from "Hobart Town Gazette" tue 29 Apr 1845 (for permission to marry.)
DURRANT John Moffatt CARTHY Ellen East London 28 APR 1845 CON52/2 p41 RGD37/4 : 1845
occupation Gardener 25 Jun 1845 Hobart, Tas, Aus
Married
Marriage by the holy Catholic hurch Rev. W. Hall
wittnesses James Williams and Hariot Williams John Murphy
DURANT, John CM 275341 Age: A
Gardener
Spouse: MCCARTHY, Ellen Age: A
Marriage Date: 25 Jun 1845
Reg Year: 1845 Reg St Joseph Church Hobart State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 1793


Family Name: Durrant
Given Name: John
Ship or Free: Moffatt 2

Family Name: Carthy
Given Name: Ellen
Ship or Free: East London
Date: 28 April 1845
Con ref: Con 52/2 p 41
RGD reg: 37/04: 1845/1793
DEATH
Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888

Surname: DURANT
Given Names: John
Event: D
Spouse Surname/Father: U
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother:
Age: 60
Sex:M
Birth Place: ENGL
Death Place:Gippsland Hospital Sale
Year: 1878
Reg Number: 12485
Denomination:

BURIAL
Name: John Durant
Birth Date: 1818
Death Date: 14 Nov 1878
Cemetery: Sale Public Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Sale, Wellington Shire, Victoria, Australia
Has Bio?: N
URL:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/213043855/john-durant

would love to contact more family members I live in Victoria
John henry Durant and Ellen Carthy had 4 children that I know about
Jemima Theresa Durant born 18 Nov 1847 Richmond Tas. Aust. marrried Allwright
Marie Ann \ Mary Agnes Durant born 1851 Hobart Town Tasmania married Mc Dowall
John [JACK] Durant changed his name to Smith born 10 Apr 1852 CLARENCE, Tasmania who is my gt grandfather
Helena Durant 6 Jan 1854 Clarence Plain Tasmania.

Surnames: ALLWRIGHT BEAMS DURRANT LINTON MCDOWALL
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on 2022-11-17 01:29:11

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