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John Watkins, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||16th October, 1816
|Date of Death:
||9th April, 1884
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 259 (130)
||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 1st May, 2013 wrote:
John Watkins was 13 years old when convicted, along with Matthew Sellers (Larkins to VDL) and John Sellers, transported under the name of William Sellers (Larkins to VDL) for stealing 1 shirt, value 15s., the goods of Ann Wright.
John was 16 by the time he arrived in NSW.
29/11/1832: Boy. Assigned to James Grigg, Jerry’s Plains.
John was 5’6” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.
2/7/1844: Married Ann Frazer (B1817) at Coolringdon near Cooma. They had 8 children.
9/4/1884: John died at Middlingbank near Cooma and is buried at Gegedzerick Cemetery. He was a farmer at the time of his death.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 1st May, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 16th October, 1816, date of death 9th April, 1884, gender, occupation, crime