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William Barnes

William Barnes, one of 280 convicts transported on the Recovery, 26 October 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Barnes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 26th October, 1835
Arrival date: 25th February, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 192
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 11th July, 2013 wrote:

8/5/1939: William Barnes was charged with being a accessory to murder when Andrew Shanley was shot and killed by Peter Scallion (Royal Sovereign 1833) at Sutton Forest.

All were sentenced to death but William was reprieved and was sent to Norfolk Island.

30/12/1846: Arrived in VDL per Lady Franklin.

William was then described as: C of E, could not read or write, 5’5” tall, 31 years old, sallow pale complexion, light brown hair, light grey eyes, single, slightly pockpitted and his native place was Birmingham.
Sent to Cascades for 2 years.
6/5/1851: Recommended for CP
6/5/1851: CP

23/5/1852: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per City of Melbourne - CP to Colony per Lady Franklin.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1815, gender, occupation, crime

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