Jonathan Whiting

The extraordinary life of Jonathan Whiting
From Kent to Van Diemen's Land
Celebrating the life and times of a bit of a rogue..
I welcome contact with researchers and would be happy to answer your questions and put you in touch with descendantstouch with descendants.
The Whiting Family from Maidstone, Kent
I have been researching my Whiting ancestors for over 15 years and whilst the Australian family is well documented, the Whitings in Kent remain elusive. If you believe you are related, please get in touch. Max Carrick
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Jonathan Whiting was convicted in Kent and transported to Van Diemen's Land where he arrived in Hobart Town at the end of 1823. He was 18 years old.

By age 28 he had been sent to the Port Arthur Penal Settlement (pictured).
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The story of Jonathan Whiting is a complete adventure - a young man rebels against the treatment given him and fights the colonial penal system for thirteen years. Then, when he meets a good woman his life is transformed and he settles to become a model husband, father and citizen. He was part of the establishment of Australia through two of our most famous colonial towns but he died in tragic circumstances.