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William Ashton, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||8th June, 1785
|Date of Death:
||24th November, 1867
life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 308; NSW Death Index 8439/1867 District of Windsor;
||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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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
Trial date: 16/07/1825
Sentence: 14 Years
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)