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John Goodger (1799–1880)

John Goodyer (Goodger) was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Mangles in 1824. At some point he changed his surname to Goodger. His occupation was given as bricklayer and height as 5 feet 5½ inches (166 cms). He had a fresh complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes.

He was given a ticket of leave in 1834 and an absolute pardon in 1841. He married Elizabeth Kelly in 1837. He was buried (as John Goodgre) at Wagga Wagga cemetery on 13 November 1880.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Goodyer, John
  • Goodyear, John
  • Goodgre, John

Farnham, Surrey, England


12 November, 1880 (aged ~ 81)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life