Country Of Origin England
Born 1798
Died 1864
Birth/Baptism Born 26 June 1798, London, England
Bapt. 26 August 1798, St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England
Parents Job Frampton
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Watch Finisher
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Trial 12 September 1821, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Transportation for life for stealing one watch, one ribbon, and one stone seal set in gold
Arrival 30 April 1822 on the convict ship, Richmond
Police Number 175
Convict Assignment 1822-1823: Mr Alexander Morrison, watchmaker, Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Ticket of Leave March 1838.
March 1840: Ticket of leave suspended due to misconduct.
Conditional Pardon September 1843
Other Held on the hulk Retribution at Woolwich for about three months until departure for Van Diemen’s Land.

Clock and watchmakers Charles Crowe and William Wilson also arrived in Van Diemen’s Land on the convict ship Richmond in April 1822.

1822-August 1823: Assigned to Hobart watchmaker Alexander Morrison.

August 1823: John was returned to Public Works and received 50 lashes for disobeying orders and striking Mr Morrison’s child.

13 March 1829: Found not guilty of stealing a watch.

May 1831: Stole a watch, seal, and watch key – charge dismissed.

1832 & 1833 Convict Musters: Transportation to Port Arthur.

1834: Returned to the service of the Crown, assigned in the interior, at least 50 miles from Hobart Town, where it was noted he had terrible connections (Campbell Town, Spring Hill Road Party, Oatlands).

1835 Convict Muster: Assigned to William Gore Elliston.

1841: Convict Muster: Gaol, Campbell Town.

September 1845: Conditional pardon extension approved to allow habitation in New Zealand and the Australian Colonies.

John’s death record in 1864 noted he had been in Victoria for 42 years with no mention of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).

Death 27 April 1864, Benevolent Asylum, Melbourne, Victoria, recorded as a single 66-year-old cook.
Cause: Paralysis pneumonia.

Burial: 29 April 1864, Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

References TAHO: CON31/1/13, CON32/1/2, CON23/1/1 noF175, CON13/1/2.
Web: Old Bailey online, Reference No. t18210912-31; Ancestry: England Select Births & Christenings 1798, UK Prison Hulk Registers & Letter Books 1821, Convict Musters 1823-1846; Births Deaths Marriages Victoria Registration No. 4067/1864.
Hobart Town Courier 16 March 1838; Colonial Times 24 May 1842; The Examiner (Launceston) 6 September 1843; Cornwall Chronicle 13 September 1845.