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John Wilson

John Wilson, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wilson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 83 (44)
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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Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

National Archives - Medical Journal by Thomas Logan, Surgeon of Convict Ship Proteus, 6 April - 8 Aug 1831.
ADM 101/62/2/3
John Wilson, aged 21; sick or hurt, phlegmon; put on sick list, 10 July 1831. Discharged 16 July 1831 cured.

Tasmanian conduct Record
Convicted for Stealing a handkerchief.

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 November 2019), September 1830, trial of JOHN WILSON (t18300916-194).
JOHN WILSON, Theft > simple larceny, 16th September 1830.

First London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

1658. JOHN WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , 1 handkerchief, value 4s. 6d. , the goods of Richard Kipling .

THOMAS COLSTON . I am shopman to Richard Kipling , of the Poultry . On the 30th of July the prisoner came into the shop with another young man; his companion asked for a silk handkerchief; I was behind the counter serving him, which took my attention, but I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief, and put it into his pocket; it was on the counter close to him; I laid hold of him, and charged him with the theft; he denied it; I drew the handkerchief out of his pocket myself; his companion immediately walked off, without waiting for the handkerchief I was serving him with; the prisoner said he had bought it; he had not asked for one himself.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a constable. I was near the spot, and received charge of the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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