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John Welling, one of 270 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsaye, 11 February 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||4th June, 1900
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 235 (120)
||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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D Wong on 21st May, 2014 wrote:
JOHN WELLING was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of September, at St. Giles’s, Camberwell, 1 watch, value 10l.; 1 watch-chain, value 4l.; 2 seals, value 2l.; 1 watch-key, value 5s. 1 brooch, value 1l. 15s.; and 2 rings, value 2l.; the goods of William Seth Gill, in his dwelling-house.
2285. JOHN WELLING was again indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of October, at St. Giles’s Camberwell, 1 till, value 2s.; 4 shillilngs and 2 sixpences; the goods and monies of George Mussell.
Guilty - Transportation 7 years
UK Prison Hulk Register & Letter Book - John Welling is prisoner no:1972 was received 13 Nov 1835 onto the prison hulk “Leviathan” moored at Portsmouth – aged 23, convicted for Larceny convicted Old Bailey 26 Oct 1835 - 7 years.
John was 5’8” tall, plain ruddy complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, Two moles right cheek. Two small moles upper left arm.
17/12/1842: Married Amelia Pearson at St Paul’s Cobbitty
They had 11 Children.
Amelia Pearson born on 11 July 1823 and baptised on 8 August 1823 at Saint Andrews in Holborn, London, England. Child of James and Eliza Pearson.
Amelia and her parents went to Australia as free settlers arriving in 1825 on the ship Deveron.
Amelia died 13/3/1905 aged 82.
The birth and death dates are confusing, John was born anywhere between 1811-1817 and 2 different ages even on his death notices:
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
Tuesday 5 June 1900
WELLINGS. — June 3, at his residence, Oakleigh, Camden, N.S.W., John Wellings, aged 85 years. Native of England.
Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907) - Saturday 9 June 1900 p.11
Mr. John Wellings, a resident of Camden district for 60 years, died on Monday aged 83 years.
Convict Changes History
John Burgess on 20th May, 2014 made the following changes:
date of death: 4th June, 1900 (prev. 0000)
D Wong on 21st May, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Wellings, date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime