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John Wempress, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827
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 Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 270
||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 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’:
1844: Recommended for a 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