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John Ogle

John Ogle, one of 250 convicts transported on the Layton, 06 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Ogle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 18th July, 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 17th March, 1877
Age: 74 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Northumberland Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 6th April, 1841
Arrival date: 1st September, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 290. Tasmanian Archives - Convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-10,263,164,L,80
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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Roger Darby on 10th May, 2012 wrote:

Was married with 5 children. His family emigrated to Van Diemens Land in 1849. In 1850 they travelled to Port Fairy (then known as Belfast)

Tony Hull on 17th October, 2012 wrote:

John Ogle was transported to Tasmania penal colony aboard the ship” LAYTON (4 ) ” Embarked 9th April 1841 from London…Arr:1st Sept 1841 after being sentenced in Northumberland for Larcency. ( Stealing 3 fletchers of Bacon )

His wife Rossana Ogle ( Nee Hughes ) followed him out c.1848 with children.

A Letter written by Rossana OGLE ( Hughes ) after arriving with children in V.D.L ( Tasmania )

Spelling as written:

Letter says: Longford ( Tasmania ) 24th 1849

Sir.I am advised to inform you of the traitment i received i came out with my family from England in the ship “SUCCESS”
I paid 70 pounds to Government for our pasages here to be joined to my husband in Van Diemens land without any more expense and when we came on shore we were canvade by a Constable with 4
other families into the Brickfield factory my family was all divaided in a moment…my two sons were sent to the Prison Barracks the youngest son was sent to the Orfint School.
Mr. Smitt took my eldest daughter the boys when they found they were in Prison they were very discontented…...and they would not stop in it so i was obliged to take lodgings for them at my own expense which became very heavy on me. At this time my husband could not be found out….. for my own fare i paid 15 and 15 for my daughter.
The Rev. Mr.R.R.Davis sent for the rest of my family now Sir if you will have the goodness to intafare and get me this money returned and
the clothing my youngest son had on going in was all new cept his own clothing and sent him out in a Widows dress own all covered with marks and stamps on he appears here as if he had been once some disgrace…..i want my sons clothes retunned
as well as the money…Sir.i trust you will intafare for me by so doing you will greatful oblidge me and i will be under an ( cant read…looks like “endless” ) debt of gratitude to you….I am your humble servant…...Rosanna Ogle

Name:John Ogle ( Snr )
Death Age:74
Cemetery:Tower Hill
Cemetery Location:Tower Hill, Victoria

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 wrote:

Convict Conduct Record as ref. above - page 164. Convict no. 5369.
Married man. Protestant. Could read & write. Dk blue eyes, dk brown hair.
Father: John.
Wife: Rosemary - at the Work House.

21/09/1847 Ticket of Leave
05/02/1850 Conditional Pardon

Tony Hull on 17th October, 2012 wrote:

Marriages St. Mary’s Belford Northumberland Eng. M94 Berwick Archives
John Ogle of this Parish Bachelor and Rose Hughes of this Parish also Spinster were married in this church by Banns with Consent of parents & Guardians this 4th Day of Nov in the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven
By me John James Curate.
This Marriage was solemnized between us   John Ogle - Rose   X  Hughes
In the presence of George Ogle - Hannah  X  [Reveley]

Tony Hull on 17th October, 2012 wrote:

Trial Records - April 18, 1840
April 18, 1840 he was charged with stealing “Four shifts of the value of 4/-, two frocks to the value of 2/- and one, and one slip to the value of 1/-the Goods and Chattels of one Mary Leybourne ...” ( Mary Leybourne and Thomas Thompson were witnesses.)

Aged 38, John Ogle was convicted at Northumberland Quarter Sessions for supposedly stealing 3 fletches of bacon for which he was sentenced for 7 years transportation, with an additional 7 years for another theft.
On the same day, April 18, 1840, he was also charged with stealing “ Five half sides of bacon of the value of £3/0/0, 6 stones of weight of bacon of the value of £3/1/0 and one barn sheet to the value of 3/-... the Goods and Chattels of one George Taylor.

The Newcastle Courant
Wednesday 29th April, 1840
At Alnwick, on Monday, the 27th ult., John Ogle, Neal Cain, Colen Wilson, and Ann Glenwright,
were brought before the bench of magistrates by Thomas Thompson, police-officer, of Warkworth,
charged with entering a granary, at Bilton Barns, by cutting through the rails of a window, and feloniously stealing and carrying away five half sides of bacon and a barn sheet, the property of Mr George Taylor; also charged with stealing from Buston Barns, two gowns, two chemies, and one apron, the property of Mary Laybourn, the officer, by his vigilance, discovered that John Ogle had cut out and sold the hams to different bacon dealers in Alnwick, at full value; the rest of the bacon, barn sheet, and Mary Laybourn’s clothes, being found by the officer in Ogle’s possession, he was fully committed on both charges, to take his trial at the next general quarter sessions for the county.
The other prisoners were set at liberty, in consequence of there not being sufficient proof to criminate them.

The Newcastle Courant
Friday 10th July 1840
These Sessions were held at Hexham on Friday last, before J. C. Jobling, Esq., Chairman, and a Bench of Magistrates…...John Ogle was charged with stealing five half-sides of bacon and a barn sheet, the property of George Taylor, farmer,
of Bilton Barns, near Alnwick, between the 18th and 22nd of April last. The jury found the prisoner guilty.
The prisoner was afterwards found guilty of stealing four shirts, two frocks, and one slip, the property of Mary Leyburn,
on the 18th of April last, at Buston Barns, near Alnwick. He was sentenced to seven years’ transportation additional for the second offence.

Convict Changes History

Roger Darby on 10th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1802-07-18, date of death 1877-03-17, gender m

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 made the following changes:


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