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John Wolstencroft, one of 300 convicts transported on the Aurora, 18 June 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th August, 1904
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 93 (49)
||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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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, ??
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.
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.
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