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John Witton

John Witton, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Witton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing cheese
Convicted at: Cambridge, Isle of Ely Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 433 (218)
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

D Wong on 24th May, 2014 wrote:

John Witton was 26 years old on arrival in NSW.

6/4/1842: COF

NSW BDM have a death listed for John Witton in 1876 aged 76 at Sofala.  No marriage or children found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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