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John Woolbank

John Woolbank, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Woolbank
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Lace maker
Date of Death: 1910
Age: 88 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Notts. Town Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 4th August, 1836
Arrival date: 9th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 344
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

Helen Formentin on 12th January, 2012 wrote:

In 1836 he stole 24 necklaces and 4 bootlaces and received life sentence.
In 1839 he was sent to Molong and worked as a shepherd, clearing, fencing and building, and gained his Ticket of Leave on March 18th, 1845.
In 1854 he married ELIZA JOHNSON, and in 1861 he selected 100 acres at The Shades, where he built a slab home and planted an orchard and vines.

Convict Changes History

Helen Formentin on 12th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1822-00-00, date of death 1910-00-00, gender m

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