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William Barnett

William Barnett, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Barnett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 196
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

Maureen Withey on 3rd August, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index

BARNETT, William. Per “Recovery”, 1819

1823 Dec 17 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.96, 456-7)

1824 Oct 30 - Convict recently received into Sydney Gaol from Newcastle; to be issued with slop clothing (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.641)

1824 Dec 10 - Runaway from Port Macquarie; sentenced to Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen’s Land. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.103)

1824 Dec 15 - On list of runaways from Port Macquarie forwarded to Newcastle per “Mars”; listed as Barrett (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.97)

HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony ;- viz.
Constables appointed.
William Barnett, per Recovery, on the 7th November, 1827.

Tony Beale on 3rd September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 29/2/1836 Sarah McHugh 26 bond per ship Andromeda 1834 to William Barnett 33 free per ship Recovery 1 Clergy G K Ruskin Maitland

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 3rd August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Tony Beale on 3rd September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000)

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