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John Webster

John Webster, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Webster
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1842
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Passing forged notes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 280
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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Beth Kebblewhite on 11th June, 2013 wrote:

27 October 1819 -
John WEBSTER (and 14 others) appeared before the Old Bailey Court, London, charged with “having in their possession forged and counterfeit Bank notes, knowing them to be forged.”
They pleaded GUILTY & were sentenced to be transported for 14 years.
They were also indicted for “disposing of and putting away forged Bank notes, knowing them to be forged”, to which they found NOT GUILTY.
(Source: PRO Old Bailey Session Papers)

30 March 1832 -
Marriage of Jane STILWELL & John WEBSTER -
I certify that John WEBSTER of Sydney, bachelor, aged 33, & Jane JONES/STILWELL, also of Sydney, widow, aged 37, were married in this town by banns with consent of those concerned.

30 March 1832, by John Dunmore Lang, Pres. Chaplain. [Signed John Webster & mark of Jane] - in the presence of W.H. Alway & Isaac Dole

Jane Stilwell nee Jones had arrived in Sydney in 1814 as a convict on the ship “Broxbornebury” Joseph & Jane Webster had 6 children before his death in 1842 at Goulburn.

John Webster was described in the Convict Indents as 5 ft 3 1/2 inches in height, with a fair/ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel-coloured eyes, and highly skilled as a “carver and gilder”.

See more info about the furniture he made at http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/digital/lema/chair/webster.html

Convict Changes History

Beth Kebblewhite on 11th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1798, date of death 1842, gender, crime

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