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John Oliver Wilkes

John Oliver Wilks, one of 230 convicts transported on the Dudbrook, 17 November 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Oliver Wilkes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 1890
Age: 70 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 14 years

Crime: Robbing a person
Convicted at: York Assizes at York
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Dudbrook
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 7th February, 1853
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 234 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 580
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

Graham Wilks on 29th November, 2016 wrote:

Born Yorkshire, son of John WILKES. Married 1861 Perth WA to Catherine CONNORS (abt 1836-1875). Father of Mary Ann (1861-1916), John James (1864-1879), Amelia Catherine (1867-1959) and William (1869-1946).

Convict Changes History

Graham Wilks on 29th November, 2016 made the following changes:

surname: Wilkes (prev. Wilks), date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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