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John Sinkler

John Sinkler, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blundell, 13 March 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Sinkler
Aliases: Hebden (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Hatter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Cutting and wounding a policeman
Convicted at: Yorkshire Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Blundell
Departure date: 13th March, 1844
Arrival date: 12th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 31 (17)
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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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.
1851: TOL
31/5/1853: CP

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

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