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William Barrett

William Barrett, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Barrett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canton
Departure date: 20th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th January, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 90. Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record (CON31-1-3, Image 308)& Description List (CON18-1-5, Page 295, Image 163). Old Bailey Proceedings, Online.
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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Iris Dunne on 3rd November, 2018 wrote:

Note: there were 2 William Barrett’s tried 17 September 1838 at the Old Bailey (other one was transported July 1839 on ship Layton)

Convicted: 17 September 1838 at Old Bailey, London. Accused of simple larceny (for stealing, on the 14th August, 1 bag, value 4d.; 3 planes, value 1l.; 1 adze, value 4s. 6d.; 1 value 2s. 6d.; 1 chisel, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of George Clymer.). Found guilty. Sentenced to transportation. Sentence outcome was transported.
https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/life?id=obpdef1-2148-18380917

Conduct Record: Free Certificate No.820 dated 17 September 1845
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-3$init=CON31-1-3p308

Description List: Trade: Laborer, Aged 17
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON18-1-5$init=CON18-1-5p163

Iris Dunne on 4th November, 2018 wrote:

WILLIAM BARRETT, Theft > simple larceny, 17th September 1838.
2148. WILLIAM BARRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August, 1 bag, value 4d.; 3 planes, value 1l.; 1 adze, value 4s. 6d.; 1 value 2s. 6d.; 1 chisel, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of George Clymer.

GEORGE AUGUSTUS CLYMER . I am a carpenter. I was at work in a new house in the Old Kent-road, on the 13th of August—I left the tools stated the lower floor of the house, about half-past six o’clock in the afternoon—I fastened up the place with a padlock—the lower part was boarded up—I went at six o’clock in the morning, and found a person had climbed to the first floor window, and taken them—these are ray tools—(looking at them)—they are stamped with my name—here is the stamp.

WILLIAM ROWLAND . I am a policeman. I met the prisoner on the morning of the 14th of August, at half-past nine o’clock, in Artillery-passage, Spitalfields, about four miles from the house—he had these tools in a bag—I asked where he was going—he said his father was a carpenter, and he was going to take them to him at Holy well Mount; but he was going the contrary way—I took him to the station-house, and then he said they belonged to his grandfather, who was dead, and his grandmother had given them to him.

Prisoner’s Defence. I told him I had come from my grandmother’s, and then he said that I made two or three tales—I told him I was going to Holywell Mount, to my uncle’s—I was coming from the New-cross Gate, and saw the bag in a ditch—I brought them to London.

GUILTY .* Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=def1-2148-18380917&div=t18380917-2148#highlight

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 4th October, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 3rd November, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 90. Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record (CON31-1-3, Image 308)& Description List (CON18-1-5, Page 295, Image 163) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Proje

Iris Dunne on 4th November, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 90. Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record (CON31-1-3, Image 308)& Description List (CON18-1-5, Page 295, Image 163). Old Bailey Proceedings, Online. (pre

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