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William Ashton

William Ashton, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Ashton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 8th June, 1785
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 24th November, 1867
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sesostris
Departure date: 23rd November, 1825
Arrival date: 21st March, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 308; NSW Death Index 8439/1867 District of Windsor;
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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Community Contributions

Peter Baehnk on 15th March, 2017 wrote:

He was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England and married Mary Ann Sanderson there 19/10/1807.

D Wong on 16th March, 2017 wrote:

ASHTON, William of Gainsborough , Age: 40
Crime: Receiving (with George Andrew) 3 stolen
sheep belonging to Samuel Slater of Carlton
Place of crime: Gainsborough
Court: Assize
Trial date: 16/07/1825
Sentence: 14 Years
Ship: Sesostris
Destination: New South Wales
Transportation Date: 1826

William Ashton was 41 years old on arrival, married with 8 children, a butcher and farmer, and was assigned to Mr. Winder at Hunters River.

1828 Census: Labourer aged 45. Assigned to T.W.M. Winder, Windermere.

11/7/1832: TOL Maitland

1832: Wife, Mary Ann Sanderson and some of the children arrived per ‘Burrell’.
Children were: William, Charles, Amos, Mary Ann, Charlotte, Louisa, Jemima and Jane.

9/3/1836: Ticket of leave cancelled for fraud.

11/1/1837: Missing from service to Edward Biddulph since December 30th - Maitland.

1837: Assigned to the Gaol - Newcastle.

Wife, Mary Ann Sanderson, was born 1784 and 22/5/1866 at Maitland, aged 82.  She was buried at the Campbell’s Hill Cemetery, NSW.

Convict Changes History

Louise Hebbe on 8th January, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 308; NSW Death Index 8439/1867 District of Windsor; (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Num

Peter Baehnk on 15th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 8th June, 1785 (prev. 1785)

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