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William Barnes

William Barnes, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Barnes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Brass worker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Adrian
Departure date: 13th April, 1830
Arrival date: 20th August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 332
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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Dianne Jones on 2nd February, 2021 wrote:

1830: On arrival in NSW, William BARNES was 24, a brazier and tin man. His native place was Suffolk. He had been tried and convicted at Norfolk for horse stealing and sentenced to life. He had two previous convictions. He was described as 5’3 ¾” tall, with a dark ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. He was sent to the service of Mrs S Bowen, Cooke (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1829-1830).

Dianne Jones on 2nd February, 2021 wrote:

1831, 23 February: William BARNES appeared before the Sydney Bench charged with stealing. Convicted and sentenced to a penal settlement.

1831, February: William BARNES, bond, Protestant, brazier and tinman was admitted to Darlinghurst Gaol. He was sent from there on 31 July to Moreton Bay. His behaviour was described as “good” (see New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930; Entrance and Description Book, Darlinghurst 1831-1849).

1831, 22 August: William BARNES, 24, born 1807, arrived at Moreton Bay per Eleanor. On top of his life sentence for horse stealing, he received a colonial sentence of three years from the Sydney Bench for stealing. He ran away from Moreton Bay four times during his imprisonment, in September 1831 (twice), August 1834 and September 1834 for a total of 33 days. He was sent back to Sydney on 27 January 1835 (see Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra 2013, Moreton Bay Convict Runaways database).

Dianne Jones on 2nd February, 2021 wrote:

1841, 8 October:  William BARNES per Adrian was granted a Ticket of Leave No.41/2305 for the District of Maitland (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; Ticket of leave butts (NRS 12202); Ticket of leave butts, Oct 1841-Jan 1842).

1842, 14 January: Granted a Ticket of Leave Passport No.42/59 allowing him to proceed to the Namoi River in the service of Mr CF Hamilton Smith Esq for 12 months, on the application of Mr Hamilton Smith; granted by the Maitland Bench (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; Butts of ticket of leave passports, 1841-42).

1844, 28 August: William BARNES was granted a Ticket of Leave Passport No.44/600 allowing him to remain at the Namoi River in the service of CFH Smith Esq for 12 months; granted by the Maitland Bench (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; Butts of ticket of leave passports, 1835-1869 (NRS 12204); Butts of ticket of leave passports, 1844).

Dianne Jones on 2nd February, 2021 wrote:

1845, 26 September: William BARNES was granted a Ticket of Leave Passport No.45/880 allowing him to remain at the Namoi River in the service of CFH Smith Esq for 12 months; granted by the Maitland Bench (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; Butts of ticket of leave passports, 1835-1869 (NRS 12204); Butts of ticket of leave passports, 1845).

1847, 2 January: William BARNES was granted a Ticket of Leave Passport No.46/1038 allowing him to remain in the service of Captain Smith JP at the Namoi River for 12 months; granted by the Maitland Bench (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; Butts of ticket of leave passports, 1835-1869 (NRS 12204); Butts of ticket of leave passports, 1846-1847).

1848, 1 September: William BARNES, 42, born 1806 in Suffolk, was granted a Conditional Pardon No.48/1776 (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 31st January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 2nd February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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