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John Woodberry

John Woodberry, one of 290 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 25 January 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Woodberry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 8th October, 1817
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 29th July, 1903
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Malicious wounding
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 25th January, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd May, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 290 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 11 (7)
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

Paul Woodberry (5 Gen) on 23rd July, 2012 wrote:

he had been tried at somerset assizes (england) on 10 august 1843 and sentenced to 15 years transportation for maliciously wounding and cutting john spiller.
this was his first offence and in his own words he ststed that "we were at a party together. i went home with a female. 3 men tried to take her away from me. i stabbed one of them with a knife. i was struck first".
john had 3 brothers isaac, william and henry and 3 sisters fraances, caroline and emma. his father was henry woodberry.thay lived near taunton somerset england.
he married harriet augusta alice bonner on the 29/4/1852 at in cullenswood,tasmania.
thay had 11 children elizabeth frances (fanny),henry, samuel,john, william, thomas otway, charles edward, septimus walter, alfred george, octavius, ernest albert, alice harriet arthur, albert edward, flora ann.

  i more info on the above if any body wants it

Convict Changes History

Paul Woodberry (5 Gen) on 23rd July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817-10-08, date of death 1903-07-29, gender m

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