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John Waldron

John Waldron, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Waldron
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 140
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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Belinda Waldron on 1st January, 2012 wrote:

• Convicted at London Gaol 24th October 1821.
• Transported for stealing a handkerchief from a person.
• Goal report: "Been in custody before"
• Hulk report:  "Orderly"
• Stated this offence: "picking pockets". 
      Tried before for picking pockets but acquitted at Newgate.
• He was sentenced to life. 
• He was 19 years old.  He was 5.4 1/2 inches heigh. 
      His eyes were hazel and his hair was black.
• Arrived in Australia on the 22nd of July 1822 on the ‘Prince of Orange’.

Convict Record:
• 11/1/1823:  Neglect of duty and disobedience of orders = 25 lashes & returned to the public works.
• 12/1/1825:  When assigned to a man named Smith, Neglect of duty = 25 lashes & recommended to the penity,
• 11/10/1828: Insolence and neglect of duty = sent to the Hospital at Launceston.  It being the opinion of a medical man that the prisoner was in a fib of insanity (J.C. Sutherland).
• 22/8/1836:  Conditional pardon
• 12/4/1841:  Free pardon

In October 1835 he petitioned the Lieutenant Gov. for permission to marry Elizabeth Bellord (a free person). 

Married 4/11/1835

Married in the Church of England, Launceston Tasmania. Witnesses at the wedding were:  William Sidebottom of New River (Elizabeth’s brother in-law) and William Jones of Launceston.  The minister was W.H.Browne.

• Baker (December 1840 Census)
• He was the licensee of the "Albion Hotel" on the corner of George   and York St, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia in 1850.

• In the 31st December 1841 census he stated he was living in a brick house in Launceston, which belonged to him.  He lived there with his wife, two sons and 1 or 2 daughters.  He also had 2 male servants.
• Lived in Lyttleton St & 37 York St, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

He had 6 children: Lemuel, John, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, James, Olive

He died on the 17 or 20/1/1860 – at his Lyttleton St home in Launceston and is buried in the Cypress St Cemetery in Launceston.

His Siblings (correct order of births unknown):
• Benjamin Waldron (born 1805, transported to Australia as a convict in 1825, pardon 1832).
• Sarah Waldron (of Church Lane, Spittalfields, London)
• Ann Brown (or Church Lane, Spittalfields, London)
• Richard Wicks (probably a half-brother, of the “Waterloo Inn”, Collins St, Melbourne).

Anonymous on 12th March, 2012 wrote:

his son James Waldron became a lawyer in Launceston

Convict Changes History

Belinda Waldron on 1st January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1801-00-00, date of death 1860-00-00, gender m

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