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John Waldron, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 140
||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:
â€¢ Convicted at London Gaol 24th October 1821.
â€¢ Transported for stealing a handkerchief from a person.
â€¢ Goal report: "Been in custody before"
â€¢ Hulk report: "Orderly"
â€¢ Stated this offence: "picking pockets".
Tried before for picking pockets but acquitted at Newgate.
â€¢ He was sentenced to life.
â€¢ He was 19 years old. He was 5.4 1/2 inches heigh.
His eyes were hazel and his hair was black.
â€¢ Arrived in Australia on the 22nd of July 1822 on the â€˜Prince of Orangeâ€™.
â€¢ 11/1/1823: Neglect of duty and disobedience of orders = 25 lashes & returned to the public works.
â€¢ 12/1/1825: When assigned to a man named Smith, Neglect of duty = 25 lashes & recommended to the penity,
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ 22/8/1836: Conditional pardon
â€¢ 12/4/1841: Free pardon
In October 1835 he petitioned the Lieutenant Gov. for permission to marry Elizabeth Bellord (a free person).
Married in the Church of England, Launceston Tasmania. Witnesses at the wedding were: William Sidebottom of New River (Elizabethâ€™s brother in-law) and William Jones of Launceston. The minister was W.H.Browne.
â€¢ Baker (December 1840 Census)
â€¢ He was the licensee of the "Albion Hotel" on the corner of George and York St, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia in 1850.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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 â€“ at his Lyttleton St home in Launceston and is buried in the Cypress St Cemetery in Launceston.
His Siblings (correct order of births unknown):
â€¢ Benjamin Waldron (born 1805, transported to Australia as a convict in 1825, pardon 1832).
â€¢ Sarah Waldron (of Church Lane, Spittalfields, London)
â€¢ Ann Brown (or Church Lane, Spittalfields, London)
â€¢ Richard Wicks (probably a half-brother, of the â€œWaterloo Innâ€, 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