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Judith (junior) Wildgrass

Judith Wildgrass (Junior), one of 62 convicts transported on the Indispensible, February 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Judith (junior) Wildgrass
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 14th March, 1863
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions on 05 October 1808
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Indispensible
Departure date: February, 1809
Arrival date: 18th August, 1809
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 62 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 421 (210)
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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Denis Pember on 29th March, 2016 wrote:

Judith and her mother Judith and sister Ann, were convicted on a charge of larceny at the Norfolk Court of Sessions and were sentenced to seven years transportation to NSW.
The ‘Norfolk Mercury’ of 8 Oct 1808 reported:
‘Country Sessions Judith Wildgrass an old offender and Ann Wildgrass her daughter; for stealing six geese the property of Mr. Kiles of Rackheath, to be transported for 7 years, Judith Wildgrass, another daughter of the above, charged with stealing sundry articles, the property of John ?? of Thorpeville, transported for 7 years’.

They were transported aboard the ship ‘Indispensible’ which arrived in the colony on 18 Aug 1809. Judith was aged 47, daughter Ann was 25 and Judith 20.

Denis Pember on 29th March, 2016 wrote:

Judith married a William Howe in 1811, but he must have died very soon after. By the 1822 Muster, she is recorded as living with John Watson (Convict, Providence, 1811).

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 384…
[Ref W0652] John Watson aged 40, a farmer of Lower Portland Head, arrived aboard the ship ‘Providence’ in 1810, sentence 7 years, free by servitude, Catholic religion, having 40 acres of which all were cleared and cultivated, owning 6 head of cattle.

[Ref W0653] Judith Watson aged 39, living with John Watson, a farmer of Lower Portland Head, Catholic religion, arrived aboard ‘Indispensible’ in 1808, sentence 7 years, free by servitude.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 29th March, 2016 made the following changes:

firstname: Judith (junior) (prev. Judith (Junior)), gender: f, crime

Denis Pember on 29th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th March, 1863 (prev. 0000)

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