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Letitia Waddle

Letitia Waddle, one of 87 convicts transported on the Lord Wellington, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Letitia Waddle
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Wellington
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 20th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 162. http://www.jenwilletts.com
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th November, 2014 wrote:

Letitia Waddle and husband James Waddle were both found guilty of uttering forged notes. 14 yr transportation sentenced. Letitia was sent to New South Wales on the ‘Lord Wellington’ in 1820. (James came on the ‘Baring’ 1819.)

Letitia - b. 1794 Co. Down, Ireland.
5’5 1/2”; ruddy complexion; Hazel eyes; brown hair.

Colony: upon arrival, assigned to Nicholas Bayley at Paramatta, Sydney. 1822 - employed as a nurse at Paramatta hospital. Sent to the Female Factory after leaving her employment and assaulting a female person. After leaving the Factory, was assigned to James Mudie in the Hunter Valley. In 1823 the Mudie family moved to Newcastle on the cutter “Mermaid” and Letitia is listed as accompanying them.

06/09/1827: Sydney Gaol - Letitia was sent to the Female Factory.
In 1828 Letitia was recorded at Cabramatta assigned to Joseph Wylde.
1830: Sydney Gaol - on her way to Newcastle.

1835: Certificate of Freedom.

Husband James had been assigned a Constable at the Newcastle Penal Settlement. He requested that Letitia and their child join him but she did not go. James was later transferred to Port Macquarie.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th October, 2020 wrote:

1822 - 11 Jan. Nurse in the Hospital; to be sent to the Factory. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta. Charged with leaving her Employment without leave a assaulting a free woman. To be sent to the Factory have her head shaved and wear a log until further orders

1822 - Wife of James, the scourger and constable at Newcastle; resident with Mr Mudie of Patricks Plains. Refused to join her husband “on account of the peculiarity of his Employment”; 

Scourger - a person who whips someone

1828 - Census. No; 1417. Age 35. Employment; Mrs Wylde. Cabramatta. G. S,

1828 - Census Householders Return. Employed as a Housemaid. Religion; Protestant

1835 - 17 March. Certificate of Freedom. 35/141.
Name: Letitia Waddle
Age: 41. Birth Year: 1794
Native Place: County Down, Northern Ireland
Offence: Uttering Forged Notes
Date of Trial; 15 August 1818
Trade or Calling; Servant
Sentence: 14 years
Height; 5 ft. 5 1/2 inches
Complexion: Ruddy
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Haze.
General Remarks; Scar on right check bone

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th November, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 162. http://www.jenwilletts.com (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 162), date of b

Penny-Lyn Beale on 18th October, 2020 made the following changes:


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