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John Jellis, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||30th May, 1923
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 20 years
||Northamptonshire, Northampton Assizes
10th October, 1867
9th January, 1868
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 280 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 248
||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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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.
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.
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