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John Walkerton, one of 330 convicts transported on the Lady Raffles, 30 November 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th April, 1881
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 253 (128)
||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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D Wong on 18th June, 2014 wrote:
John Walkerton was born 1802-1808 (different dates found), listed as being 38 years old on arrival.
1840 NORTHAMPTONSHIRE SUMMER ASSIZES
JOHN WALKERTON, CHARGED WITH BREAKING INTO THE
HOUSE OF JOHN BAKER, OF WOOTTON, AND STEALING
THEREFROM A WOODEN BOX AND 36 FARTHINGS.
John was 5’5 3/4” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, blind right side, wen right side of head, dark complexion, black whiskers.
3/8/1850: Sentence expired.
2/7/1845 Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
John Walkerton, ticket-of-leave, in the service of Mr. Bligh, West Tamar, was charged with powerfully refreshing. When taken to the watch-house, a bottle of rum amongst other articles were found upon his person. This latter article was to be returned to him, with a caution not to imbibe too deeply of its contents after forty-eight hours incarceration had taught him the necessity of abstinence.
Gravesites of Tasmania:
Walkerton, John – Born 1808 – Died 14/4/1881 aged 73 – New Town Pauper Institution – Arrived “Lady Raffles”.
‘Linc’ also stated that he was born in Scotland.
No marriage or children found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 18th June, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th April, 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime