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John Wolstencroft

John Wolstencroft, one of 300 convicts transported on the Aurora, 18 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wolstencroft
Aliases: Wolstonecraft
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th August, 1904
Age: 82 years

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 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Lancaster Session Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aurora
Departure date: 18th June, 1835
Arrival date: 27th October, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 93 (49)
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 19th January, 2017 wrote:

John Wolstencroft was 15 years old on arrival - he was transported for ‘Picking a woman’s pocket and stealing her purse’ at Bolton.

Previous convictions: Once for shoes 7 days; again 14 days for lemondrops; again 6 mths for felony.

Surgeon’s Report: A Good Boy.

John was 4’5 1/2” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, pockpitted, large scar inside left wrist, reads and writes a little.

Trade listed as: Boy

Father & Mother in law John at native place of Bolton, a weaver.
Brothers: 2, Robert, ??
Sister: Susan

1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. R. Dry.

1840: Free Certificate.

17/5/1841: Larceny, committed for trial.
28/5/1841: Launceston QS: 7 years - 2 years probation at Picton.
Absconding: 12 months in chains.
Port Arthur.

31/8/1846: Permission to marry Mary Cassie (Margaret 1843)
23/11/1846: Married at Bethesda Church - John was 25 and a Shoemaker, Mary was 22 -  no children found.

8/8/1848: Was at Fingal.
26/8/1848: TOL

15/8/1904: John died aged 82 at the New Town Charitable Institution and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, paupers section.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th January, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Wolstonecraft, date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th August, 1904 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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