Wife of convict John Wheeler, both arrived on the Kitty 1792. John Wheeler, age 21 years. Crime: Shoplifting, printed calico. Tried: Old Bailey, 14 Sept 1791. Sentence: 7 years transportation. John did appeal his sentence: One collective petition (8 people, the prisoner and other people of Portland Street and its environs, London) on behalf of John Wheeler, convicted at the Old Bailey in September, for a felony. Grounds for clemency: previous good character, has a pregnant wife and 3 small children dependent on him and a former employer offers to re-employ the prisoner. Initial sentence: 7 years transportation.
It seems that he gave his possible wrong age at his trial, and clemency was not given as: Report of John William Rose, Recorder of London, on John Wheeler, indicted at the Old Bailey on 3 Oct 1791, for stealing 28 yards of printed calico privately in a shop, value 40/-, property of Thomas Clarke, on 28 July 1791. Evidences supplied by Thomas Boyd, apprentice to Clarke and John Ledwin, hardware-man. The prisoner was charged with a capital offence but been found guilty of a simple felony, convicted for stealing, but not privately. The judge had reports of the prisoner’s bad connections and habits of life. Grounds for clemency: first offence. Initial sentence: 7 years transportation. Recommendation: no mercy.
John was sent to the Stanislaus Hulk, he trade is recorded as carpenter and joiner, and the son of John Wheeler. After their arrival at Port Jackson they travelled to Norfolk Island in December 1792 aboard the Philadelphia. With him were also his wife Sarah and their two children, Sarah and Mary.
Dec 1792: The Philadelphia sailed for Norfolk Island, having on board for that settlement Mr. Grimes, the deputy surveyor; Mr. Jamieson who was to superintend the convicts employed there in cultivations; Mr. Peat, the master-carpenter; a convict who came out in the Royal Admiral, to be employed as a master-tailor.  (Peat delayed his trip and came on the next ship to Norfolk Island, Kitty in January 1793)
Sarah is marked as dead in the 1792 – 1796 Norfolk Island victualing book with no date
In 1805, John was recorded as overseer on Norfolk Island. John Wheeler left Norfolk Island aboard the Estramina for Sydney on 8 August 1809.
 The National Archives, HO 47/13/79, Folios 221-222.
 The National Archives, HO 47/13/87, Folios 249-250.
 David Collins, An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Volume 1.