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John Wingfield

John Wingfield, one of 250 convicts transported on the Layton, 06 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wingfield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 6th April, 1841
Arrival date: 1st September, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 284
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

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

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