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William Ballard

William Ballard, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Ballard
Aliases: Balland
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 438
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

D Wong on 25th December, 2013 wrote:

William Ballard was 19 years old when convicted and 20 years old on arrival in NSW, he was transported for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 1s6d., the goods of William Hartnell.

William was on the sick list of the Bengal Merchant, once for catarrh and once for synocha (a continued fever) and was discharged, cured.

William is not listed in the NSW Gov records under either name and I could find no records of him.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th December, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1815, gender, crime

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