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William Coleman Balls
William Coleman Balls, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846
Name, Aliases & Gender
||William Coleman Balls
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Central Criminal Court
3rd January, 1846
16th May, 1846
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 1
||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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D Wong on 26th October, 2015 wrote:
Old Bailey: This is a shortened version of a lengthy trial – it may be read in full at:
WILLIAM COLEMAN BALLS, Deception > forgery, 18th August 1845.
Reference Number: t18450818-1625
Offence: Deception > forgery
Verdict: Guilty > with recommendation
WILLIAM COLEMAN BALLS was indicted for feloniously forging and uttering an acquittance and receipt for 30l., with intent to defraud John Randall and others.—Two other COUNTS, with intent to defraud George Selby and others.
GUILTY—Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.
Transported for Ten Years.
(There was another indictment against the prisoner, and MR. BALLANTINE stared that he had obtained the whole fund belonging to the society.)
William was the secretary to the United Brothers Society.
William was born in Norwich, he was 57 years old on arrival, 5’4” tall, grey eyes, dark brown to grey hair, married with 7 children, could read and write. His occupation on his conduct record is listed as a ‘carpenter’.
30/10/1876: The Mercury, Hobart:
BALL. — On the 18th October, at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Macquarie-street, after a long and painful illness, William Coleman Ball, aged 86 years.
William was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Paupers Section.
Convict Changes History
Loom on 26th October, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1876 (prev. 0000), crime
D Wong on 26th October, 2015 made the following changes:
alias1: Ball, gender: m, occupation