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John Sinkler, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blundell, 13 March 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 31 (17)
||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 7th November, 2012 wrote:
John Sinkler was the brother of Elisha Sinkler (Lord Lyndoch 1833 and Maitland 1843). Transported for cutting and wounding a policeman who was trying to arrest John and Elisha.
John was 35 years old on arrival, 5’5 1/2” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, native place; Pateley Bridge, mole left side of neck, scar cap left knee, mark of having been bled, married, can read and write a little.
Period of Labour: 2 years.
Station of Gang: Norfolk Is1and.
9/8/1847: Probation ended.
12/7/1853: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne per Yarra Yarra.
No deaths recorded for John Sinkler in NSW or Victoria.
D Wong on 13th July, 2016 wrote:
Both brothers returned home and enough money to purchase property in the area and continued their poaching.
In 1871 they appeared before Ripon Court for poaching and threatening a gamekeeper. This time Elisha was fined £2 with costs and John was sentenced to 2 months hard labour in the Liberty Prison.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 7th November, 2012 made the following changes:
alias1 Hebden (alias) (prev. Hebden (Alias)), date of birth 1809, gender, occupation, crime