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William Newton Allnutt

William Newton Allnutt, one of 302 convicts transported on the Minden, 16 July 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Newton Allnutt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1835
Occupation: Page
Date of Death: 1853
Age: 18 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Minden
Departure date: 16th July, 1851
Arrival date: 14th October, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 151 (78)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Anonymous on 30th June, 2012 wrote:

William Allnutt was 12 years old when indicted at the Old Bailey for the murder of Samuel Nelme.

Samuel Nelme was his grandfather.  William and his mother had been living with Samuel for the last two years since William’s father had died. His father was insane and 37 when he died and William also was quite insane.  He would sleepwalk and yell out things in the night and he also heard voices.  These voices told his to put arsenic into the sugar bowl that Samuel used and this killed him.  His mother said she had had a lot of trouble with him doing quite crazy things and getting into trouble and after many doctor’s testimony at the trial William was found guilty and sentenced to death.

William was 4’11" tall, had light brown hair, dark brown eyes, a long face, sallow complexion, healthy build and freckled.

14/10/1851: TOL

17/4/1853: Died of Pethisis (Tuberculosis).

At the time of the trial William also had Scrofula, which is tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially in the neck.  The doctor’s suggested this may also have affected his brain function at the time of the murder.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 30th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1835-00-00, date of death 1853-00-00, gender m

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