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John Wells

John Wells, one of 166 convicts transported on the William Glen Anderson, 31 May 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wells
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Plasterer and tiler
Date of Death: 13th February, 1860
Age: 45 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: William Glen Anderson
Departure date: 31st May, 1831
Arrival date: 1st November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 95 (50)
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

Andrew Martin on 17th May, 2016 wrote:

1832 married Mary FLYNN
1843 married Bridget GALVIN
Took Bridget to court in 18 Jan 1860 for “cutting his head open with a tea cup”.
Died 13 Feb 1860 of Consumption (Tuberculosis)

D Wong on 17th May, 2016 wrote:

John Wells is listed as being born in 1809 and 21 years old on arrival (Founders & Survivors).  His native place was Tooting and he was transported for Housebreaking and stealing rabbits.

Father: William Wells, a slater at Clapham.
7 brothers.
4 sisters - with father.

William was 5’5” tall, dark brown hair, brown eyes, single, culd read and write, protestant, woman 3 dots inside right arm.

1832: Assigned to Mr J. Thomas
1833: Assigned to Mr B. Beathon.
1835: Assigned to Mr S. R. Dawson

7/4/1840: TOL
19/7/1843: CP
1/12/1846: CP Extended to include all Colonies.

Convict Changes History

Andrew Martin on 17th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th February, 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 17th May, 2016 made the following changes:


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