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John Watkins

John Watkins, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Watkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 16th October, 1816
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 9th April, 1884
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 259 (130)
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

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.
18/1/1839: COF

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

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