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John Woodhall

John Woodhall, one of 260 convicts transported on the Surrey, 09 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Woodhall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 9th April, 1834
Arrival date: 17th August, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 338
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 8th September, 2018 wrote:

19/10/1833 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
John Woodhall and Joseph Salt were found guilty of picking the pocket of James Lindop, on the Pottery race-ground, of a pocket handkerchief.  The prisoners being bad characters, were sentenced to be transported for seven years.

No ship found for Joseph Salt.

John Woodhall was 18 years old on arrival in NSW - he could read, was Protestant, single, 5’4” tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, scar under tip of chin, anchor imperfect inside lower right arm, small blue mark back of right wrist, J x W J W inside lower left arm.

Occupation: Factory Boy.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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