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John Wadington

John Wadington, one of 100 convicts transported on the Chapman, 12 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wadington
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Woolcomber
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 12th April, 1826
Arrival date: 7th October, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 4
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

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:

Sydney Gazette, 25 Aug 1828

Absconded prisoners.
Waddington John, Chapman, 24, Woolcomber, Bracewell near Shipton, 5 feet 4, light grey eyes, brown hair, from Van Diemen’s Land Company, at Circular Head, supposed to have escaped the Colony on the Sloop Pandora.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th August, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record;
Remarks; RUN.
Struck off Record - Dec 1853

1825 - Mar. Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records. CON84-1-1
Height; 5 ft 4 in
Hair; Brown.
Eyes; Lt. Grey
Age; 22
Trade; Wool comber
Trial; York - March 1825 - Life
Native Place; Bracewell near Shipton

1830 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
No; 732
Name; John Waddington
Ship; Chapman 2nd
Remarks\Assigned; ABSCONDED - 1828

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), occupation

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