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John Housego (Housigo ) (1806..........)

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  • Born : 15 Mar 1806,
  • Where Born : Trowse, Norfolk, ENGLAND
  • Occupation : Soldier , Javelin Man,  
  • Date Arrived : ca 1840 (was also posted to Norfolk Island)
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  • Rank on Discharge : :Private
  • Date of Army Enlistment : 20th February 1827
  • Where Enlisted Army : Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND
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  • Date Discharged Army : 31st July 1849 (to pension)
  • Comments Regarding Army Discharge :
  • Where Discharged : Hobart, Van Diemen's Land
  • Died : 19 Aug 1878,
  • Where Died / Buried : Oatlands, Tasmania
  • Parents Names : John HOUSEGO & Martha RIX
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth ROOD
  • Date Married :25 May 1829
  • Where Married :Stoke Damerel, Devon, ENGLAND
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Born : (ca 1800 )
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  • Date Arrived : ca 1840
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  • Died : 4 Sep 1874,
  • Where Died / Buried
  • Descendants

    Information supplied by Julie Skellern jools@maxnet.co.nz

    Area Settled :
    Oatlands, Tasmania
    Children :
    1 . Richard HOUSEGO (18 Nov 1836 - 18 Jul 1886)   m Eliza ARNOTT
    2 . John (William) HOUSEGO (ca 1832 - 5 Sep 1864) m Sarah JOBSON
    3 .   Mary Elizabeth HOUSEGO (ca 1830 - 1873)   m
    Elijah DEAR (96th regiment)

    History & Achievements :

    THE MERCURY MONDAY MORNING NOV 5, 1860
    The Attempt to Break out of Oatlands Goal
    To the Editor of the Mercury
    Sir- in your paper of the 29th of last month I find a short account of the attempt recently made by the five convicts, named Henry Singleton, John Smith, Edward Mooney, John McKay and Frederick Eley to escape from the Oatlands Goal and as I am the Javelin Man who is stated to have been secured by main force, "I beg to say it was my cries for assistance that gave the alarm to the Javelin Man Clifford in the outer yard and which bought the police into the Goal to my rescue and not any shouting of the other Javelin Man who was unfortunately locked up in a cell in the small yard.  The attack made upon me was very violent and so sudden was it that I immediately called for help as loudly as I could, I was blinded by the hands of one of the prisoners, thrown down and kept on the ground with my face downward, and I was much bruised about the body, the effects of which have confined me to my house ever since, under the treatment of the medical officer of the goal.  Trusting you will excuse this liberty of writing to you.
    I remain Sir, Yours respectfully
    John Housego
    Javelin Man   H.M. Goal.
    Oatlands
    Nov 2nd 1860.

    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: May 03, 2004.