Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

John Latham

John Latham, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Latham
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd November, 1810
Occupation: Brass worker
Date of Death: 12th April, 1885
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 387 (195)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Latham was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Latham?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

John Latham was born in Birminham.  His father was Charles, a shoemaker and mother sarah, grandfather James who John was last working for.  The lived in Potter Street, Birmingham.

John had may tattoos on his arms, mostly letters, grey eyes, light brown hair, was 5’3" and single.

1830 Muster: Survey dept.
1832 Muster: Survey dept.
1833 Muster: Public Works
1835 Muster: TOL

23/10/1834: TOL for helping to apprehend another convict who was pasing himself off as a free man.

3/9/1855: Married Mary Williams alias Mary Stanaway.  Mary was born in 1810 and transported for highway robbery per ‘Sir Charles Forbes’ for life.  It was her 3rd marriage. 1st was to John Williamson ‘Lady East’ who died 21/3/1838.  2nd to Charles Osborn, a free man, but then she ran off with John Latham and they had 5 or 6 children together and finally married.

Mary died 10/12/1875 at Franklin and John remarried on 8/9/1880 to Mary O’Neill (1832-Nov.1902)

John died in Hobart on 12/4/1885.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810-11-03, date of death 1885-04-12

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au