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John Wright

John Wright, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sesostris
Departure date: 23rd November, 1825
Arrival date: 21st March, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 306
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

Anonymous on 18th May, 2012 wrote:

Bord in Exeter, Devon, England btwn 10 Mar 1797 & 9 Mar 1798.
Convict application to marry Elizabeth Alexander 9 Mar 1837.

Tony Beale on 26th October, 2020 wrote:

Ellen Cocklin in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 22/6/1829
Name: Ellen Cocklin Master Peter Bodecin stated of her character well conducted
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1798
Age: 31
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Sesostris
Spouse Name: John Wright Master Thomas Lidderson stated of his character well conducted
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1797
Spouse Age: 32
Spouse Arrival Year: 1826
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 22 Jun 1829
Application Place: St. Philips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rev William Cowper

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 26th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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