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William Austin, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||24th June, 1854
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Nottingham Town Assizes
28th August, 1821
23rd January, 1822
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 175 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 96
||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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th July, 2020 wrote:
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Name; Wm Austen
Died - Parramatta
Date - 24/06/1854
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
Name: William Austin . Age: 48
Birth Year: 1789
Pardon Date: 20 Nov 1837
Vessel Name: Mary
Record Type: Conditional
Pardon Number: 39/2
Offence: Not Listed
Height; 5 Ft 8 inches
Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/2/301821 June
Prisoner name: William Austin (or William Astin) and Thomas Best.
Prisoner age: Best aged 18.
Court and date of trial: Nottinghamshire Lent Assizes 1821.
Crime: Burglary of Joshua Roper.
Initial sentence: Transportation for life.
Gaoler’s report: ‘Character reported bad by the Keeper of the Gaol’.
Petitioner(s): 13 people including the prosecutor and his previous masters on behalf of Best. Thomas Astin of Nottingham, father of William Austin on his behalf and 10 character references.
Grounds for clemency: Best: acknowledges justice of sentence; first offence; mother a widow with a large family of children. Austin: a dutiful and affectionate son; former good character.
Other papers: Thomas Denman enclosing the petition.
Convict Changes History
Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th July, 2020 made the following changes:
alias1: Austen, date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th June, 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation
Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2021 made the following changes: