Country Of Origin Poland
Born 1808
Died Possibly 1842
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1808, Breslau, Poland
Parents Nicholas Woynasinski
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Trial 16 March 1840, Sussex Assizes
Sentence Transportation for life for burglary
Arrival 5 February 1841 on the convict ship, Lord Lyndoch
Police Number 1184
Convict Assignment
Other Other Skills: Soldier, hatter.

The South Australian Colonist & Settlers’ Weekly Record of British, Foreign & Colonial Intelligence 7 July 1840:
‘Woynasinski, the Pole, who was convicted at the last Assizes of several burglaries in this neighbourhood, and sentenced to fifteen years transportation, made his escape last week from the hulks at Portsmouth, where he was awaiting the sailing of a convict ship for Australia. On the same evening he committed a burglary at Gosport, but in less than 24 hours from the time of his escape he was recaptured, and lodged in Porchester Castle, where he received a severe whipping for his new offence. He is to be sent out in the first vessel. – Brighton Gazette.’

May 1841: Found with flint locks in his possession, 12 months hard labour at Port Arthur.
September 1841: Absconded, probation extended 12 months.

April 1842: Absconded from the Tasman Peninsula and believed to have died while trying to escape.

Death Possibly 1842
TAHO: CON33/1/5, CON27/1/8, CON18/1/26, CON14/1/5.
Sussex Advertiser 23 March 1840 [British Newspaper Archive].