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John Whitehurst

John Whitehurst, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Whitehurst
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Burglary
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 195 (99)
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

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2020 wrote:

Stafford Assizes. John Moreton,  Jonathan Leek, and John Whitehurst, were tried for burglariously breaking into the house of Mrs. Chatterley, Shelton, and stealing plate etc.
Manchester Mercury, 30 March 1819.


Staffordshire Advertiser, 5 June 1819.
Twenty convicts, under sentence of transportation, have been removed from our County gaol, to the Hulks at Woolwich ; namely, John Moreton, John Whitehurst, Jonathan Leek,...

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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