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John Wood

John Wood, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fame, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1756
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fame
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 8th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 286
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

Lavinia on 21st June, 2012 wrote:

Place of Trial: Somerset Assizes
Date of Trial: 30 March 1816
Sentence: Life
Native place: Devon
Occupation: Baker
Height: 60 years
Age: 5 ft 10¼ in
Complex: Ruddy
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Source: Source: James McClelland’s ‘Convicts Arriving in Australia’ January to June 1817 Book 33.

Convict Changes History

Lavinia on 21st June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1756-00-00, gender m

Ann Marie Gould on 19th March, 2020 made the following changes:


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