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John James Woodward

John James Woodward, one of 200 convicts transported on the Clyde, 27 April 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John James Woodward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 6th September, 1861
Age: 51 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing trousers
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Clyde
Departure date: 27th April, 1832
Arrival date: 27th August, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 320
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

Fred Smurk on 31st October, 2014 wrote:

Resided in Goulburn, NSW. Married with 5 children.

D Wong on 31st October, 2014 wrote:

John James Woodward was 21 years old when convicted at the Old Bailey for ‘stealing a pair of trousers’. 
Son of Francis.

1836: TOL
15/7/1842: COF

Formed a business partnership in Goulburn with another transportee, Joseph Bull (Adamant 1821).  They operated the Commercial Stores, later John Woodward built and operated the Commercial Hotel, Joseph Bull went on to own the Colonial Villa “St Clair”, in Sloane Street Goulburn, now home to the Goulburn District Historical Society.  Both ended up being wealthy men.

John James Woodward married Christina ???  (No registration on NSW BDM)

7/9/1861 Goulburn Herald:
DIED,AT his residence, Goulburn, yesterday, the 6th instant, Mr. JOHN JAMES WOODWARD, aged 51 years. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1861.

Convict Changes History

Fred Smurk on 31st October, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th September, 1861 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 31st October, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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