Contribute to this record
John Wightwick, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Wrightwick, Whittick, Witick, John Whittaker
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||6th April, 1845
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
3rd July, 1822
6th November, 1822
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 155 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 183 (92)
||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.
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If John Wightwick was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
Anonymous on 3rd June, 2011 wrote:
John father of Walter Wightwick (Caladonia). John was a tailor by trade. On his death I believe he was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Hobart Town.
D Wong on 20th September, 2013 wrote:
John was 45 years old, and was convicted, along with his son Walter (Caledonia 1822) and Thomas Rigby (Caledonia 1822).
Walter and Thomas Rigby were convicted of Burglary, but John, who also stole a set of fire irons, a looking glass and other items was convicted of only Larceny and received only a 7 year sentence.
John was 5’0” tall, grey eyes, dark brown/Grey hair, wife and 1 child at Walsall.
1843: Free Certificate.
John died in Hobart, no date found.
Russ Wittick on 17th August, 2020 wrote:
Death notice registered as John Whittaker
Hobart 579/1845 refers
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 20th September, 2013 made the following changes:
alias1, alias2, alias3, date of birth 1776, occupation, crime
Russ Wittick on 17th August, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 6th April, 1845 (prev. 0000)
Iris Dunne on 17th August, 2020 made the following changes:
alias4: John Whittaker, gender: m