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Jonathan Whiting

Jonathan Whiting, one of 180 convicts transported on the Sir Godfrey Webster, 04 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonathan Whiting
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th October, 1805
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 10th December, 1856
Age: 51 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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Godfrey Webster
Departure date: 4th August, 1823
Arrival date: 30th December, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 96
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

Michael Mulroy on 13th February, 2015 wrote:

I have his ticket to leave document which I have been able to extract the following information:-Jonathan Whiting
Transported for Highway Robbery on the 17th March 1823
Ticket of Leave issued to convict, Jonathan Whiting, detailing his record from his arrival in Australia December 1823 and his harsh treatment in custody twice involving 50 Lashes, Tread Wheel and several periods of time on the Chain Gang, up to his transport to Port Arthur on the 24th July 1833 for stealing Mutton. Then on the 6th May 1835 where he was given 7 Days Solitary Confinement for “Contemptuous language” and finally his Ticket of Leave in 1838 after 15 years in confinement.
Feb 22nd 1835     Feigning sickness 50 Lasher & 2 month Chain Gang
Dec 9 1827         Absent from Premises last night at ½ past 8 o’clock. Reprimanded
Jan 13th 1827       Found in the New Police Office yard last night between 9 and 10 o’clock in company of female prisoner. 2 Months Chain Gang
March 7Th 1827   No 2 Chain Gang : Neglect of duty & fighting with the men employed in the gang. Sentence 1 month extra in Chain Gang.
Jan 27Th 1829     Riotous conduct in the street and absent from his lodgings after hours last night. No proof?
April 6th 1830     Being in company with Lydia Chandler a Convict illegally at large in the house of one Colley, yesterday morning and falsely stating he was free. 50 Lashes
Dec 28th 1839     Found drinking at Morrissey’s Public House with Capt “Bambers” female servant whom he took from the gate of the Police Office. 10 Days T (Tread) Wheel.
July 24th 1833   Stole 9lbs Mutton & 3? the goods of James Hill complainant . Trial and Sentenced to be transported 7 years at Port Arthur.
April 25th 1834   In No 2 Chain Gang
6Th May 1835   P. Courthouse. Contentious Language towards Mr G H Jackson , Master of the Cutter Charlotte. 7 Days Solitary Confinement.
T L (Ticket to Leave) 24th May 1838

Convict Changes History

Michael Mulroy on 13th February, 2015 made the following changes:


Cheryl on 3rd March, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 26th October, 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th December, 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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