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Matthew Wild

Matthew Wild, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Wild
Aliases: Wilds
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 2nd March, 1868
Age: 67 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: Pickpocket
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 278
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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Beth Kebblewhite on 22nd August, 2019 wrote:

Trial Summary:
Crime(s): theft : pick pocketing,
Punishment Type: transportation,
Verdict: Guilty,

26. MATTHEW WILD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November, one handkerchief, value 3 s., the property of Martin Foster, from his person.

MARTIN FOSTER. On the 20th of November, about seven o’clock in the evening, I was going up Fleet-street, in company with my brother - I found somebody behind, trying at my coat pocket. I turned very sharp round, and found the prisoner close behind, with my handkerchief in his hand, he immediately let it fall. I collared him, took him into a shop close by, and sent for a constable.

Prisoner. Q. Was not another man walking before me - A. There was a set of fellows round about. I laid hold of nobody but him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. Another young man threw it down.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Transported for Life.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder

(Source: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/html)
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1820 -

Matthew WILD, tried London GD 1/12/1809, life sentence, native of London, shoemaker, aged 19, height 5’7 & a half inches on arrival, fair pale complexion, sandy brown hair & hazel eyes. He was listed on the ship’s indent for “Mangles” which reached Sydney on 07/08/1820.

(Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, p281 (142))
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1821 Sep 8 -

WILD, Matthew. Per “Mangles”, 1820; husband of Elizabeth Witherington. Employed on the roads. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines; listed as Wylde

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.78)
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1823 Aug 26,29 -

WILD, Matthew. Per “Mangles”, 1820; husband of Elizabeth Witherington. Re permission to marry Elizabeth Witherington at Campbelltown; listed as Wylds. Matthew Wild married Elizabeth Wetherall/Witherington at Campbelltown, NSW.

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.144 & NSW Church Parish Register V1823-3186-3B)
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1823 Oct 6 -
WITHERINGTON, Elizabeth. Per “Minstrel”, 1812; wife of Matthew Wild. Of Airds. Petition for mitigation of sentence of her husband Matthew Wild. She wrote that Matthew was a prisoner shoemaker assigned to Daniel McDonald of Airds who had no use for his labour at this time and Elizabeth asked that he now be assigned to her.

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3237; 4/1870 p.97)
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1824 c.Apr, Oct 8 -
WILD, Matthew. Per “Mangles”, 1820; husband of Elizabeth Witherington. Shoemaker. Assigned convict mechanic whose master was a defaulter in payment for. Master was named as Daniel McDonald of Campbelltown.

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Reel 6061, 4/1778 p.265f; Fiche 3293, 5/3821.1 p.4)
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1824 Apr 28 -

WILD, Matthew. Per “Mangles”, 1820; husband of Elizabeth Witherington. Shoemaker. On return of bonded mechanics

(Source: SRNSW Col Sec Papers, Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.8)
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1828 -

Matthew WILD, per ship Mangles, Hyde Park Barracks Sydney

(Source: 1828 Census of NSW) [Note: No record found for his wife Elizabeth nee Witherington]
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1832, 11 Sep -

TOL. Matthew WILD, per ship Mangles (1), tried London GD on 01/12/1819 with a life term, for the district of Parramatta

(Source: SRNSW Convict Ticket of Leave, # 32/863, 4/4085; Reel 918)
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1837 -

TOL dated 16/06/1837. Matthew WILD, per ship Mangles (1), tried London GD on 01/12/1819 with a life term, for the district of Bathurst. In lieu of 32/863 “now returned mutilated and cancelled.”

(Source: SRNSW Convict Ticket of Leave, # 37/937, 4/4112; Reel 927)
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1838 -

Matthew’s wife Elizabeth Wild nee Witherington died at Campbelltown, NSW in 1838.

(Source: NSW Church Parish Register V1838-3120-22)
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1842 -

2 POUND REWARD. STRAYED from Ralph’s Plains, a dark Bay Horse, branded JP upside down, the off fore foot white, star on forehead a little above the curl, slight scratch on both knees, bang tail, rising three years old.
Whoever will give such information as will lead to the recovery of the above described horse,
to the undersigned, shall receive the above reward, or on application to Mr. D. Roberts, O’Connell Plains.
MATTHEW WILD,
Brisbane Valley.
August 19.

(Source: SMH 23/08/1842, p3)
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1844 -

Matthew WILD, per ship Mangles (1) was recommended a Conditional Pardon. Recommended by J T Morisset; John Street JP; John J Hawkins JP; John (Snr) Piper; J B Richards JP

(Source: SRNSW Convict Recommended Conditional Pardon, 4/4479; Reel 797 Page 058)
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1845 -

Conditional Pardon dated 01/02/1845. Matthew WILD, per ship Mangles (1) Master Coghill 1820, native of London, Shoemaker, tried London GD 1/12/1819 with a life term, born 1801, height 5’7 & a half inches on arrival, fair pale complexion, sandy brown hair & hazel eyes. #45/235

(Source: SRNSW New South Wales, Australia,Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons 1791-1867, Series 1165, Reel 774, 4/4492)
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1848 -

POLICE OFFICE. Matthew Wilde, who had been in custody for several days, on a charge of forgery, was this day discharged on entering into bonds to appear when called on.

(Source: Bathurst Advocate, 01/07/1848, p3)
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1851 -

Matthew Wild married Lucy Thornton on 08/05/1851 at St. Bernards Roman Catholic Church Hartley, NSW

(Source: NSW Church Parish Register)
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1868 -

Matthew Wild died at Brisbane Valley Creek near Oberon, on 02/03/1868.

(Source: NSW DC 1868/2944)
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Convict Changes History

Beth Kebblewhite on 22nd August, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Wilds, date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd March, 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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