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Jonathan Shadbolt

Jonathan Shadbolt, one of 199 convicts transported on the Mayda, 27 August 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonathan Shadbolt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Mayda
Departure date: 27th August, 1845
Arrival date: 8th January, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 198 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 368. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th February, 2013 wrote:

Jonathan Shadbolt was convicted at Hertford 10/07/1845 for burglary and stealing. 15yr sentence. Brothers Benjamin, George and Solomon were also tried and sentenced - also transported on the ‘Mayda’.

Native Place: near Hertford

Farm labourer; Protestant; grey eyes; lt brown hair; 5’6 3/4”; can read; married, 1 child.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island, 2yrs.
22/03/1847: N.I. - neglect of duty - admonished.
18/05/1849: VDL, Faulkner, Campbell Town - misconduct, out without pass. Reprimand.
19/12/1852: Toosey, Longford - threatening to set fire to a house - 4mths hard labour. Recommended to reside other side of island. To be sent to P.B. Hobart and at expiration of sentence not to be able to enter service north of Oatlands.

79 days gained by extra work.

22/02/1853: Ticket of Leave
19/12/1854: Conditional Pardon

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2014 wrote:

Left Tasmania and went to the goldfields in Western Australia.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2014 wrote:

Update on family relationships: Jonathan was not a brother to Solomon - Solomon was his uncle.
He was a brother to Benjamin.
He was a cousin to George.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th February, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1820, gender, occupation, crime

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