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John Downing Wood

John Wood, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Downing Wood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1768
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 25th September, 1850
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 31 (17)
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

Dennis Nightingale on 4th April, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey 20 Sept 1809. Reference Number: t18090920-126 Offence: Theft > embezzlement - was a servant to William Smith , and was employed to receive money for him, and being such servant so employed and entrusted did receive and take into his possession the sum of P16l. 10 s. and that he afterwards feloniously did embezzle, secrete, and steal the same. Married Elizabeth Sarah Bond. October 9, 1820 - Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia. Certificate of Freedom issued 13 Jan 1818.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 4th April, 2015 made the following changes:

firstname: John Downing (prev. John), date of birth: 1768 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th September, 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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