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Judith (senior) Wildgrass

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

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

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1762
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1836
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 daughters Ann and Judith 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:

In the colony, Judith married John Everett (Convict, Minorca, 1801). They married April 23rd 1810, Sydney.
Judith is recorded in the 1814 Muster..
[Ref 1620] Judith Widgrass, Indispensible, Off Stores, Wife to J Everett.
# Note Judith jnr is not recorded… perhaps because of names?

Denis Pember on 29th March, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 140…
[Ref E0566] John ‘Evans’ as aged 64, a labourer of Botany, religion Protestant, arrived on the ship ‘Minorca’ in 1796 (this is an error: The Minorca’s maiden voyage to NSW was in 1801. John’s trial was held in 1796). He was free by servitude.
[Ref E0567] Judith ‘Evans’ was aged 66, a resident of Botany, of Protestant religion, having arrived aboard the ship ‘Indispensible’ in 1809.

Jenny Roberts on 31st March, 2017 wrote:

Maiden name Judith Hammond. Judith Hammond married George Wilgress/Willgress/Wildgrass 17th Oct 1778 at Blofield, Norfolk, England

Jenny Roberts on 31st March, 2017 wrote:

Error on previous marriage date - should read 18th October 1779 rather than 1778

Iris Dunne on 31st March, 2017 wrote:

Judith died aged 82, St Phillip’s CE, Sydney, V1836 23 20

Convict Changes History

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

firstname: Judith (senior) (prev. Judith (Senior)), gender: f, crime

Iris Dunne on 31st March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1762 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1836 (prev. 0000)

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