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John Wayman

John Wayman, one of 216 convicts transported on the Stakesby, 20 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wayman
Aliases: Weyman
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1893
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Stakesby
Departure date: 20th May, 1833
Arrival date: 4th September, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 115 (59)
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 3rd April, 2016 wrote:

John Wayman was 20 years old on arrival in VDL.  John was 5’5 ½” tall, Reddish hair, Grey eyes, Single, Mermaid heart darts D. R. on right arm J. W. R. H. R on left arm.

1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. D. Smith
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. J. Fisher.

June 1840: TOL

5/10/1840: Married Catherine Nairn/Nairne (Hindostan 1839) – They had 3-4 children.  John was listed as a ‘carpenter’ on some of the children’s birth records.

24/8/1842: CP
7/3/1847: COF

C1853 They moved to Victoria and were in the Bendigo goldfields area then in 1873 they were at Shepherd’s Flat near Daylesford, Victoria.

1893: John died at Shepherd’s Flat, Victoria aged 78.—-

Birth dates of 1810, 1811, 1813 and 1815 have been listed for John, also a little worried about the date of death since his wife Catherine has approximately the same death date given – needs more research.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd April, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Weyman, date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1893 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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