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John Watts

John Watts, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Watts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 155 (79)
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

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2019 wrote:

Seven years transportation.  … - John Watts for stealing 31 yards of Kerseymere, the property of W. Franklyn, of Trowbridge, ... Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 6 Aug 1821

Maureen Withey on 11th July, 2019 wrote:

Hulk Report, National Archives, HO9-9-2. p.54
Received on hulk from Fisherton Gaol, 25 Oct 1821, with 10 other prisoners.
John Watts, age 42, convicted of a felony at New Sarum 4 Aug 1821,for 7 years. Left hulk for NSW 26 Nov 1822.  Note by record “2nd sentence”.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2019 made the following changes:


Maureen Withey on 11th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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