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John Wingfield, one of 250 convicts transported on the Layton, 06 April 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Central Criminal Court
6th April, 1841
1st September, 1841
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 249 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 284
||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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Nell Murphy on 7th May, 2016 wrote:
John Wingfield was convicted at CCC, London 4 Jan 1841 for robbing his employer. (also convicted was Kennedy). 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Layton’ arriving 1 Sept 1841.
Trader/book keeper/silk mercer; aged 23yrs; 5’8”; can read & write; Protestant; single man.
Assignments in Colony. Records of misconduct.
Ticket of Leave 14 Sept 1847
Conditional Pardon 27 Nov 1849
Married Charlotte Graham, transported per ‘Phoebe’, 1847. ref. 610/37/6/1847. Charlotte was later committed to Lunatic Asylum, New Norfolk and died 1892.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 7th May, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime