John Waite (c.1781 - 1863)

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Birthplace: Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Albury, NSW, Australia
Managed by: Rebecca Taylor (Brewer)
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About John Waite

John was convicted on 11th September 1802 of sheep stealing in the South Eastern Circuit Kent Assizes, was sentenced to death by hanging but commuted to life imprisonment on the 15th March 1803. He was described as being 5ft 5&1/2 inches tall, ruddy complexion and hazel eyes. He departed England on the 4th December 1803 on the Coromandel (522 ton, 12 guns, 44 crew with a cargo of detachment of the NSW Army Corp, 200 prisoners) and arrived in Sydney NSW after a voyage of 154 days on 7th May 1804.

John was granted a Conditional Pardon no 300 on the June, 3 1809 and issues on February 14, 1810. He was granted a Ticket of Leave no 195 on September 12 1810 being allowed to stay in the district of Parramatta provided he continued in the service of Charles Throsby. He was again granted a Conditional Pardon on January 31, 1818.

WAITE, John. Per "Coromandel", 1804

1810 Feb 14 Servant of Charles Throsby. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3168; 4/1847 p.229)

1817 Dec 1 Servant to Charles Throsby. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3182; 4/1853 p.348)

1818 Sep 10 Of Liverpool. On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.50)

1819 Apr-May On expedition to Bathurst with Charles Throsby (Reel 6034; 9/2743 p.77) 1819 May 31 Granted one hundred acres for services on Throsby's expedition of exploration (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.49)

1819 Aug 27 Proceeding to new country, County of Camden, as settler; granted a victualling order on Liverpool store (Reel 6020; 2/8130 p.253)

1819 Sep 10 Convict disembarked from "Canada" assigned to at Liverpool (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.253)

1820 Apr 28 Of District of Minto. Robbery at house of, on 29 Mar 1820 (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.254-7)

1820 Nov 22-Dec 14 John Sullivan & others convicted by Court of Criminal Jurisdiction of burglary from Waite's house (Reel 6023; X820 p.29)

1823 Apr 8 Former servant to Charles Throsby; settler in the County of Argyle. Memorial (Fiche 3073; 4/1835B No.333 pp.1046-52)

1825 Apr 7 Former servant of Charles Throsby; of County of Argyle. Memorial for additional grant in County of Argyle (Fiche 3159; 4/1844C No.826 pp.1083-6)

1825 May 17 On list of warrants for land purchases (Fiche 3260; 2/1925 p.24)

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John Waite's Timeline

1781
1781
Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
1802
September 11, 1802
Age 21
UK

Originally sentenced to death by hanging

1803
March 15, 1803
Age 22
December 4, 1803
- May 7, 1804
Age 22
At Sea
1809
June 3, 1809
Age 28
NSW, Australia
1810
September 12, 1810
Age 29
Parramatta, NSW, Australia

He was allowed to stay in the district of Parramatta provided he continued in the service of Charles Throsby.

1812
April 14, 1812
Age 31
Windsor, NSW, Australia
October 10, 1812
Age 31
Glenfield, NSW, Australia
1814
July 15, 1814
Age 33
Minto, NSW, Australia
1816
August 27, 1816
Age 35
Minto, NSW, Australia