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David Wootton

David Wootton, one of 250 convicts transported on the Prince George, 20 December 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Wootton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 6th July, 1814
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 22nd June, 1899
Age: 84 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince George
Departure date: 20th December, 1836
Arrival date: 8th May, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 420
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

Darryl Buley on 31st May, 2020 wrote:

Baptism 19 Feb 1815 St Mary Whitechapel,
Stepney, London

Parents David J and Harriet

Conviction 9 May 1836 Old Bailey, Middlesex

Be careful because this convict: Conviction 3 Jan 1837 Devizes, Wiltshire, England is David Wootton arrived Charles Kerr 1837

Hulk: York, moored at Gosport 25 Jan 1837

Ticket of Leave 13 Jul 1844
Certificate of Freedom 16 Jun 1845

Married Rachel Harrold 1848 Sydney

Son Thomas William Wotton 24 Feb 1849 NSW
Daughter Mary Ann 25 Jun 1852 Liverpool NSW
Son David Wotton 6 Jul 1854 Liverpool NSW
Son Henry 9 Mar 1859 Pyrmont NSW
Son Frederick 12 May 1864 Moss Vale NSW
Son James 13 Feb 1866 Moss Vale NSW
Daughter Harriet Wotton 17 Mar 1868 NSW
Child Jessie 13 Mar 1871 NSW
Son Alfred Wotton 16 Sep 1873 NSW
Death 23 Jun 1899 Sydney
Buried Rookwood Cemetery Sydney
Buried as David James Wotton

Darryl Buley on 31st May, 2020 wrote:

Rachel Harrold

Father Thomas Harrold 1795-1847 of Northern Ireland Mother Sarah 1795-1848
Both parents buried Sydney

Birth: 8 March 1830 • Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
Baptism: 21 Mar 1830 • Bolton-le-Moors, St Peter, Lancashire, England
Death: 27 February 1911 • Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
Buried: Rookwood Cemetery

Convict Changes History

Kerry Wotton on 19th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 6th July, 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd June, 1899 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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