I was given the following details a while ago, and have just last week checked the Quarter Session rolls at Wakefield. It seems John Crossland was convicted at Pontefract Sessions,and he turns out to be from Wakefield itself. I would be interested if anybody recognises the details, and has any links in Australia.
List of male convicts, by the ship Lord Lynedoch, William Johnston, Master, David Watson, Surgeon Superintendent, arrived from England 18th October 1833.The ship arrived in Sydney.The ship left Sheerness, Kent on the 4th June 1833 and sailed via Rio taking 144 days for the voyage.
Name - John Crossland
Standing no. of convict33-2395 Indent no.312 Age25 R=readR W=write ReligionProtestant Single, mar, widowSingle Children malenone femalenone Native PlaceYorkshire Trade or callingKitchen gardener OffenceStealing fire-shovels Tried WhereYork - West Riding Quarter Session When8th April 1833 Sentence14 years Former Conviction1 year Height5 ft 10 inches ComplexionSallow Colour of hairDark brown eyesHazel Marks or scarsScar back of top of forefinger of right hand
Taken from the SRNSW, Convicts Indents, fiche 705, pages 141 and 142.