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William Wagstaff

William Wagstaff, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 18 July 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Wagstaff
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Potter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 18th July, 1827
Arrival date: 25th November, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 231 (117)
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

D Wong on 8th February, 2019 wrote:

26/3/1827 Aris’s Birmingham Gazette Warwickshire, England:
William Wagstaff and John Wagstaff, for breaking into a dwelling house at Forsbrook.

John Wagstaff, twin brother, was also on board.

William was 23 years old on arrival - could read, was protestant, single, 5’3” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes.

Occupation: Farm servant and head potter.

1827: Assigned to William Bowman on arrival.

1828 Census: Listed as a labourer aged 21, assigned to William Bowman, Black Creek.

1836: TOL Maitland.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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