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John Stoodley

John Stoodley, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guildford, August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Stoodley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Servant gentleman
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date: 18th January, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 46
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

Alan Stoodley on 28th October, 2016 wrote:

Birth and death years are approx. Escaped Australia but was caught in Mauritius and returned. Later gained a Ticket of Leave. Married Isabella Suddis. Lived as self employed farmer at Wiseman’s Ferry area, NSW.

Maureen Withey on 16th June, 2020 wrote:

DEVON ASSIZES. The assizes for the county Devon, held at the Castle of Exeter, which began Monday se’nnight ... The following were then tried and convicted.— Seven had sentence of death passed them, for capital offences, viz John Stoodley, for stealing from Robert Guillaume Lowder, at Maker Barracks, 235l in bank notes;
Taunton Courier, 28 March 1811.

Convict Changes History

Alan Stoodley on 28th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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