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John Wright

John Wright, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Chester Great Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1071 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 28
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

Maureen Withey on 1st October, 2021 wrote:

Monday se’nnight our Assizes began, when the following Prisoners took their Trials. viz. John Wright and Philip Moreton convicted of Burglary in the Shop of Peter Hilditch of Nantwich, and of Grand Larceny in the Shop of Hannah Bromhall, Widow;
Chester Courant, 17 April 1787.


National Archives
HO 47/7/7 1788 Mar 8
Report of Richard Pepper Arden on convicted prisoners, recommended to mercy on the conditions set against their names:
Chester Gaol
Philip Morton and John Wright, ‘Spring Assizes 1787’, for burglary. Recommendation: 14 years transportation.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 1st October, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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