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John Agland

John Agland, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Agland
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st October, 1783
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1861
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date*: 31st March, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 51 (27)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, John married Shepherdess Wright.
John Agland, free, of the parish of Parramatta
and Shepherdess Wright, free, of ditto were married in this church by banns this 20th day of Oct 1820 by me George Middleton.
John and Shepherdess both signed the register
in the presence of Martin Briant who also signed the register and Martha Jamieson who made her X mark.
Shepherdess was the daughter of James Wright (First Fleet Convict, Scarborough, 1788) and Ann Guest (Convict, Mary Ann, 1791).
John and Shepherdess had three sons, William 1819, James 1822 and John 1823.

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 wrote:

The relationship between John and Shepherdess must have broken up around 1825. Shepherdess was then in a relationship with John Peisley (Convict, Perseus, 1802) and John was with Sarah Whiley (Convict, Lucy Davidson, 1829).
John and Sarah applied for permission to marry but this was initially refused….
Refused 4 May 1839 by Rev. Walpole, Bathurst:
John Agland, Guikdford (1).
Sarah Whyley, Lucy Davidson.
Whyley having stated on arrival that she was married.
Permission granted April 29 1840 by Rev. Walpole at Bathurst:
Agland, John, Guildford, life, free.
Sarah Willey, 35 Lucy Davidson, 14 years, ticket of leave.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: October, 1783 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Denis Pember on 3rd March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st October, 1783 (prev. October, 1783)

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