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John Wait

John Wait, one of 338 convicts transported on the Coromandel and Experiment, November 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wait
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Coromandel and Experiment
Departure date: November, 1803
Arrival date: 7th May, 1804
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 337 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 351 (175)
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

Allen Hancock on 26th August, 2015 wrote:

John Wait was convicted on 11th September 1802 of sheep stealing in the South Eastern Circuit Kent Assizes, was sentenced to death by hanging but commuted to life imprisonment on the 15th March 1803.

Allen Hancock on 26th August, 2015 wrote:

John was granted a Conditional Pardon no 300 on June, 3 1809
He was granted a Ticket of Leave no 195 on September 12 1810 being allowed to stay in the district of Parramatta provided he continued in the service of Charles Throsby.
He was granted an Absolute Pardon on January 31, 1818.
Expedition to Bathurst with Charles Throsby and assigned 100 acres of land following Throsby expedition.
He died at Cumberoona Station, Bowna, New South Wales, Australia on 16 Sep 1868 and is buried in Albury Pioneer Cemetery

Convict Changes History

Allen Hancock on 26th August, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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