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John Jellis

John Jellis, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Jellis
Aliases: Wrighton, Wrightson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1844
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 30th May, 1923
Age: 79 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 20 years

Crime: Rape
Convicted at: Northamptonshire, Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 248
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

D Wong on 20th October, 2018 wrote:

John Jellis alias Wrighton, Wrightson - was 24 years old on arrival in WA - he was single, semi-literate, 5’4½” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, full face, pale complexion, middling stout, two abscess scars on left thigh.

18/5/1875: Was a probation prisoner at Rottnest Island.

23/11/1875: TOL

19/11/1885 The West Australian, Perth, WA:
Another case showing the inconvenience of our isolation occurred on Sunday the 8th inst., when a mau called John Jellis accidentally shot himself through the ankle and had to be conveyed 61 miles to Bunbury.
7/3/1886: COF
Comments: Teamster, general servant, carpenter.

8/9/1888 Eastern Districts Chronicle, York, WA:
John Jellis alias ” John Wrighton”
was charged with violently attempting
to outrage a married woman named;
Mrs. James McGlinn, at York, on
Saturday the 1st September.
The prisoner was remanded for eight days.
Sentence: 2 years imprisonment with hard labour.

30/5/1923: John Jellis died of old age and was a resident at the Old Men’s Home at Claremont, when he died. He was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery.
No marriage found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th October, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Wrighton, alias2: Wrightson, date of birth: 1844 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th May, 1923 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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