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John Whiffen

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Whiffen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 unknown

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Surrey Assuzes
Sentence term: unknown
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 4th March, 1828
Arrival date: 14th July, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 1st June, 2012 wrote:

John’s wife, Ann, followed as an assisted passenger, 6 years later. Before arrival in Australia, John and Ann had 2 daughters, who had passed away in England. They had 5 children in Australia, all born in and around the Wollongong area of N.S.W.
When John first arrived in N.S.W. he was assigned to Thos. Watson of Watson’s Bay, working as a servant. He recieved his ticket of leave early 1840’s. He was working at St Lukes Church, Dapto as a Sexton, at the time of his death, he is buried in the graveyard at the back of the church, however no headstone was laid and records were burnt in a fire, so the exact place of his grave is not known.
After John’s death, his wife, Ann went to live in the Cobargo area where she was working as a Dairywoman, on a property called, "Wilgoa. She died at that property and is buried in the Cobargo Cemetry.
One of her sons, William, is buried behind her, he was the original licencee of the Horshoe bay hotel at Bermagui.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 1st June, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, voyage 216, convicted at 5631, occupation 10, crime 29, firstname John, surname Whiffen, date of birth 1805-00-00, gender m

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