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John Wishart, one of 299 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 06 September 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 396
||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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Margaret Ritchie on 4th April, 2014 wrote:
John worked as a labourer to various free settlers including Thomas Archer who owned the property “Woolmers” at Longford. When he received his ticket of freedom he sailed in the “Tamar” from Georgetown and worked as a carter in Melbourne before moving to the goldfields around Bendigo. John worked as a miner and he and his wife can be traced from field to field from records of where their children were born. He eventually bought land in Bealiba, Victoria and he and Sarah produced 14 children and 49 grandchildren. He is buried at Bealiba Cemetery with his wife Sarah and some of his children. He died from tuberculosis on 28th March 1891.
Convict Changes History
Margaret Ritchie on 4th April, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime