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||15th February, 1829
life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th October, 2012 wrote:
William was convicted at Dublin May or June 1819 - 7 yr Transportation sentence.
Aged 17yrs; Native Place - Kings County; Weaver; 5’3 1/2”; Hazel eyes; Sandy brown hair; Fair complexion with freckles; Quarrelsome.
Convict no. 93 Van Diemens Land
09/01/1826: Being in Launceston without a pass - Reprimanded.
11/03/1830: Disorderly on the street - Fined 5/-.
Tracy Edwards on 10th February, 2018 wrote:
Transported from Tasmania to Moreton Bay Penal Colony, Queensland, Australia on 2 February 1827. Died 15 February 1829 in Queensland.
D Wong on 10th February, 2018 wrote:
Conduct Record VDL:
7/2/1821: Absconded from George Town and being found in the woods without a pass - 50 lashes and to be regurned to George Town.
3/5/1821: Absent from his lodgins at the House, also with being drunk and disorderly and escaping from the custody of a Cnstable who apprehended him las night - 50 lashed.
26/5/1821: Absent from his lodgings at the Watch House two night - 25 lashes.
26/6/1821: Stealing a piece of Calico and a piece of cloth in the dwelling house of Chas. Hrdman - 50 lashes and to be sentenced to Newcastle for the remainder of his sentence.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
ACRES, William. Per “Castle Forbes”, 1820
1821 Aug 4: Prisoner from Van Diemen’s Land per “Midas” (Reel 6051; 4/1750 pp.20-1)
1821 Aug 4: Prisoner arrived from Van Diemen’s Land per “Midas” for despatch to Newcastle; to be held in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.198-9)
1821 Aug 9: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.212)
1822 Jan: On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle (Reel 6023; 4/1718 pp.141)
1823 Sep 25: On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.428-9)
1825 Apr 7: Prisoner at Port Macquarie. Deposition re death of William Elliott (Reel 6069; 4/1816 pp.146-7)
1825 Jun 7: Evidence in the murder of William Elliot at Port Macquarie; to be forwarded to Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.247)
1825 Sep 14: Convict to be returned to Port Macquarie per “Elizabeth Henrietta” following his giving of evidence in criminal proceedings at Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.268)
3/10/1826: Parramatta QS - Larceny from the person of Wm Whiteman - 7 years transportation.
1827: Arrived Moreton Bay per ‘Alligator’.
From the Moreton Bay Convicts database:
Wm Acres, Castle Forbes
Tried Dublin City 7 years.
Arrived VDL 1/3/1820
Absconded 23rd Feb and returned 28th Feb 1827.
Absconded 21st Nov. and returned 7th Dec. 1827
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th October, 2012 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1802, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime
Iris Dunne on 10th February, 2018 made the following changes:
date of death: 15th February, 1829 (prev. 0000)