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John Wagstaffe

John Wagstaffe, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 02 October 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wagstaffe
Aliases: Wagstaffe
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Razor grinder
Date of Death: 11th April, 1846
Age: 43 years

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: Chester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 2nd October, 1837
Arrival date: 8th February, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 149 (76)
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:

8/4/1837 Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser Lancashire, England:
Domestic Intelligence
STEALING FROM DWELLING-HOUSE. John Wagstaffe, aged 32, was indicted for stealing, on the September last, a five pound note, fourteen sovereigns and a half, and pair of ear-drops, from the dwelling-house of John Royle, Hyde.

John was married with 1 male and 1 female children, and living at Stockport.

John was listed as 34 years old on arrival, he was literate, protestant, 5’5” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel grey eyes, lost canine teeth in upper jaw, scar on bridge of nose, scar under left side of chin, scar inside right elbow.

Occupation: Razor grinder.

11/4/1846: John Wagstaff died at the Sydney Hospital.

Convict Changes History

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

alias1: Wagstaffe, date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th April, 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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