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John Wempress

John Wempress, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wempress
Aliases: Wimpress, Limpress
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1877
Age: 75 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 Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 270
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

D Wong on 16th July, 2017 wrote:

7/4/1827 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:7 Apr 1827

PRISONERS. John Jones, James Turner, Ralph Lockett, J. Wempress, and John Onions, for stealing twelve pair of shoes, &c. the property of John Withington, Shiftnal—Death Recorded.

John Wempress/ or Wimpress - most records after his arrival are ‘Wimpress’

1836: TOL Goulburn

Permission to Marry: John WIMPRESS, Florentia (1), aged 33, Life, holding a ticket of leave, of Queanbeyan
Mary KELLY, Red Rover, aged 27, arrived free
Permission Granted 30 August 1839.

1839: Married Mary Kelly, Queanbeyan - Listed as ‘Wimpress’.
3 children, listed as ‘Wimpress’:
1840: Ann
1842: Mary
1844: Mary

1844: Recommended for a CP
1/2/1845: CP

They moved to Victoria.

Mary Wimpress died in 1859 aged 52 and was buried at Sandy Creek, near Tarnagulla, Victoria.

Vic BDM: LIMPRESS John, Parents unknown, 75 years born England 1877 Reg#5995

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th July, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Wimpress, alias2: Limpress, date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1877 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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