JOHN WILKINSON was a convict who was tried and convicted at Worcester, Worcestershire, England and sentenced to transportation for life on 29 July 1786. He arrived with the Third Fleet per Admiral Barrington (1791) but his life sentence proved to be a short one; WILKINSON was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 18 December 1791.
There was another convict named JOHN WILKINSON who arrived the year before with the Second Fleet per Neptune (1790). However, that JOHN WILKINSON appeared on convict musters in later years so the JOHN WILKINSON buried at St. John’s in December 1791 was definitely the man who arrived per Admiral Barrington.
- Alternate: JOHN WILKENSON (c.f. burial register)
- Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
# Third Fleet
# Trial Place: Worcester
# Punishment: Transportation for Life
# Ship: Admiral Barrington (1791)
# Grave: unmarked
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