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William Bagnall

William Bagnall, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 21 September 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bagnall
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 30th January, 1803
Occupation: Cutler
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 21st September, 1826
Arrival date: 14th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 84
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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Patrick on 22nd August, 2013 wrote:

Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, baptised 20/02/1803 in Sheffield St Peter, son of Samuel Bagnall and Sarah (Cousins).
23 March 1826, (reported in the Leeds Intelligencer). - Thomas Clegg (21), and William Bagnall (23), charged with assaulting and robbing on the Kings highway, at Sheffield, William Priestly, of Coal Aston, in the County of Derby, in December last.  Guilty, - Judgement of death recorded.

The Crown Calendar for the Yorkshire Spring Assizes holden at the Castle of York, in and for the County of York, on Saturday the 18th day of March in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and in the year of our Lord 1826, before the Honourable Sir John Bayley, Knight, one of his Majesty’s Justices, assigned to hold Pleas before the King himself; and the Honourable Sir John Hullock, Knight, one of the Barons of his Majesty’s Court of Exchequer at Westminster.
The Honourable Marmaduke Langley, High Sheriff

Date of Commitment: 31st December 1825

Thomas Clegg, 21, and William Bagnall, 23, charged upon the oath of William Priestley, of Coal-Aston, in the County of Derby, farmer, for that on the 16th of December last, they the said Thomas Clegg and William Bagnall did, at Sheffield, in the West-Riding, on the King’s highway there, violently assault the said William Priestley, and feloniously steal from his person a black leather pocket-book, containing two Sheffield guinea notes; one Sheffield pound note, one Wirksworth pound note, and a copy of John Hopkinson’s Will, the property of the said William Priestley.
Justices: H. Parker Esq., and W. Alderson, Clerk

on Saturday 18th March 1826
William Bagnall )
Thomas Clegg ) 
Guilty of Highway Robbery. Judgement of death Entered on record Against them.

Married: 27/04/1835 in Parramatta, NSW, Australia, to Honora Geary.
Honora was transported in 1831 on board the Hooghly. She had been convicted at Galway, Ireland in 1830, and sentenced to be transported for 7 years for stealing a pig.
William Ticket of Leave: 18/11/1837.
Ticket of Freedom: 27/02/1843.

Convict Changes History

Patrick on 22nd August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 30th January, 1803, gender, occupation, crime

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