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John Wedgbury

John Wedgbury, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wedgbury
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1879
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Warehouse breaking
Convicted at: Worcester City and County of the City of Worcester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930), Issue No.25, Page 228. - 21 June 1865. Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), various 1851 - 1879.
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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A. Follower on 19th November, 2019 wrote:

Information is uncertain though appears reasonable for ‘John Wedgebury’.

b. C1823, estimated from age stated in hulk record

23-Aug-1851: TOL Moreton Bay cancelled for absent from district.

23-Jun-1859 to 14-Feb-1879: (19) newspaper articles involving court appearances for charges of drunkenness, assault, summons for non-appearance, obscene language, disorderly character, breach Master and Servant Act, all located in Maitland, NSW.

d. 1879 NSW registry index, age on death stated as 56 years.

A. Follower on 9th February, 2020 wrote:

Prin. Sup, of Convicts’ Office Sydney, 22nd August, 1851.

THE undermentioned Prisoners of the Crown, holding tickets of leave, being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large. Their tickets of leave are cancelled:—

John Wedgbury, Bangalore, 30, Worcester, laborer, 5 feet 4 3?4 inches, dark ruddy and pock pitted comp., light brown hair, grey eyes, scar on centre of forehead, two scars over left and right eyebrows, round scar inside lower part of right arm, several scars on left arm, mark of a bile back of left wrist, a large round scar below left knee; from Ticket of Leave, Moreton Bay, since June, 1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [Issue No.96] Page 1375. - 22 August 1851]

A. Follower on 9th February, 2020 wrote:

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [Issue No.96] Page 1375. - 22 August 1851]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 19th November, 2019 made the following changes:

source: New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930), Issue No.25, Page 228. - 21 June 1865. Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), various 1851 - 1879. (prev. Australian Joint Copyin

A. Follower on 9th February, 2020 made the following changes:

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