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John Webster, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 280
||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