When John Wooton was born on 31 January 1779, in Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Wooton, was 36 and his mother, Lettice Chapman, was 32. He died on 21 June 1796, at the age of 17.
The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."