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William Barber

William Barber, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 02 October 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Barber
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 4th April, 1850
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing corn.
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 2nd October, 1820
Arrival date: 12th February, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 400
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

Jo Barber on 25th January, 2013 wrote:

William was charged and convicted of animal cruelty in 1823 whilst in the employ of Mr Robert Lowe.  he was sentenced to 200 lashes and transportation to Port Macquarie Penal colony until 1827. In 1832 he married Mary Ann Britten (AKA Britton/ Brittain) and they had 6 children. They lived at Bungonia in NSW between 1832 and 1850.  in 1850 William died suddenly when a tree he was cutting down fell on him.

Deborah Nicholls on 24th April, 2019 wrote:

Assigned to Robert Lowe Esquire of Bringelly.Certificate of Freedom 17th July 1827.

Convict Changes History

Jo Barber on 25th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 4th April, 1850, occupation, crime

Deborah Nicholls on 24th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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