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John Wilkins, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
1st January, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 180 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 374
||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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Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:
Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16 Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
Folio 4: John Wilkinson, Convict, aged 22; disease or hurt, difficult respiration, pain and sense of itching in his breast under the sternum, with frequent cough which brings up florid and frothy blood. Taken ill, 3 September 1817. Discharged cured 19 September 1817. Had been spitting blood for three days but attributed it to cold.
D Wong on 7th March, 2021 wrote:
John Wilkins was listed as 22 years old on arrival.
Colonial Secretary Index:
WILKINS, John alias WILKSON. Per “Ocean”, 1818
1818 Jan 16: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Ocean” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.307)
1818 Oct 29: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.122)
1822: Convicted of certain robberies; under sentence of death at Sydney Gaol. Petition for mitigation of sentence; listed as Wilkinson (Fiche 3229; 4/1868 p.44)
1822 Sep 23-Oct 21: Sentenced to death; commuted to transportation to Port Macquarie. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction; listed as Wilkinson (Reel 6023; X820 p.67)
1822 Nov 5: Tried in Sydney. Sentence commuted to transportation; listed as Wilkinson (Reel 6070; 4/1265 p.9)
1822 Nov 19: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.18, 376-7)
1824 Oct 1: Re his being forwarded to Sydney; listed as Wilkinson (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.182)
11/10/1822 Sydney Gazette:
SATURDAY.__Dennis Howard, John Wilkinson, James Davis, and John Northorn, (*should read John Northall, Surrey 1814) were indicted for the following robberies and burglary, committed in the district of Airds, upon the night of the 28th of August last ; viz.
1. For feloniously entering the dwelling-house of William Eggleton, and stealing sundry articles therefrom.
2. For entering the dwelling-house of Patrick Macquinnity, and stealing various articles of property therefrom.
3. For entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Acres, and taking therefrom various articles : __ to this four-fold indictment the prisoners pleaded Not Guilty.
All were sentenced to Death.
7/4/1825: Colonial Pardon - Absolute Pardon.
Described as: 5’5½” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:
alias1: Wilkson (alias) (prev. Wilkson (Alias)), gender: m
D Wong on 7th March, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime