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Isaac Woolf

Isaac Woolf, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Woolf
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 95 (49)
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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D Wong on 18th April, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
ISAAC WOLF, Theft > pocketpicking, 11th April 1821.
Reference Number: t18210411-155
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

ISAAC WOLF was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 8 s. in monies numbered, the property of David Hart, from his person.
DAVID HART. I am a Thames police officer, and live in Russell-street, Bermondsy. On the 12th of April, about half-past eight o’clock at night, I was coming by the East London Theatre, and saw a number of people in the alley near the theatre, and went to see what was the matter. I stood against the corner of the door, and had not been there above two minutes, before I felt a hand in my right hand breeches pocket; I seized it, looked round, and saw a face, but the hand was immediately snatched away. I cannot say whether it was the prisoner or not; I waited there a few minutes, as the company were going into the theatre. When I felt the hand, I found my pocket turned inside out, and three half crowns and 6 d. gone; this was not the pocket in which I felt the hand; they had robbed this first. I saw my money again, and knew one of the half crowns by a mark which I pointed out to the officer - I had taken it in the course of the day; it was one of George IV. and the first I ever saw; it had a scratch on the head from the nose to the four figures of 1 - I found that it corresponded.
FREDERICK DORRINGTON . I am a patrol of Bow-street. I was at the Royalty, as the half-price was going in, and saw the prisoner attempt several people’s pockets. I saw him put his hand round Hart, and put his fingers about half way into his pocket, but saw him take something. Presently Hart came back; I went after the prisoner and took him in less than three minutes, under the gallery of the Theatre, at the outer seat. I found three half crowns and 6 d. on him; Hart described a mark on one half crown before I produced it.
HART. This is the half crown.

Prisoner’s Defence. He said he could not say any of it was his.
GUILTY . Aged 17.
Transported for Life.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
WOOLF, Isaac. Per “Mary”, 1822

1823 Jun: On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Port Macquarie (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.143)

1823 Jun 24: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.55, 412-3)

19/1/1835 The Sydney Herald:
Isaac Woolf and Mary Ann McCone, the former convicted of stealing, and the latter of receiving half a chest of tea, the property of P. Callaghan. To be transported to a Penal Settlement for seven years.

Isaac was sent to Moreton Bay and arrived 18/4/1835.
He was described as 31 years old, 5’0 ½” tall, sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.

1844: TOL Berrima, NSW.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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