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John Wale

John Wale, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Boatman
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 87 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: Wounding with intent
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?path=sessionsPapers/18351026.xml
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

Jo Macdonald on 23rd September, 2013 wrote:

Convicted of Shooting born in Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwickshire, England.
Conditional Pardon 15 Feb 1849 Sydney, New South Wales. Was a married man with 4 sons in England.

D Wong on 24th September, 2013 wrote:

John Wale was 54 years old when convicted at the Old Bailey for “Breaking the Peace/Wounding”, when he shot at Thomas Hughes, and his defence was that he was drunk and did’nt know what he was doing.

John was married with 9 children (according to trial records), and was a Captain of one the vessels of Messrs Robins & Co., No. 5 Wharf, Paddington, and had worked for them for about 15 years.

1844: TOL Port Stephens
1844: Bank warrant
15/2/1849: CP

1868: John died at Port Stephens aged 86.

Convict Changes History

Jo Macdonald on 23rd September, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1781, occupation

D Wong on 24th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1868, gender, crime

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