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William Barrett, one of 320 convicts transported on the Clyde, 11 March 1863
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Cornwall, Bodmin General Quarter Sessions
11th March, 1863
29th May, 1863
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 321 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 517 (260). Ancestry. State Records Office WA, Convict Establishment, Medical, 1872, Ref. No.:ACC 1156/M32. PDF by Trish Symonds.
||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 2nd November, 2018 wrote:
Convict Index: Aged 31, Occupation: Fitter
Medical:- William Barrett, Aged 40, Disease: Contusion, Admitted 1 May 1872, Discharged: 21 May 1872, Ship Clyde
PDF compiled by Trish Symonds
One of 211 Convicts Transported on “Clyde” 1863
Sentenced to 7 years at Bodmin Quarter Session
Transported to Western Australia
NAME: WILLIAM BARRETT
AGE: 26 *
BORN: 1837 *
TRIED: 5 January 1858, Bodmin Quarter Session
SENTENCE: 7 Years
CRIME: Stealing hats, previous conviction
SHIP: Clyde, departed Portland 16 March 1863, arrived Fremantle, Swan River Colony, 29 May
1863. Master Henry Stephens; Surgeon William Crauford. No deaths on board.
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
SENT TO: Fremantle Prison
NOTE – This information on the Fremantle Prison database appears to be incorrect; William
Barrett was approximately 25/26 years old when he arrived in Western Australia, so born
around 1838; however Fremantle records show him as aged 36 and born 1827 (probably a
typing error in the indexes)
UK CRIMINAL REGISTER -
1852, 30 July – William Barrett, larceny, 3 months, Imprisonment
1853, 19 March – William Barrett, Cattle stealing, before convicted of felony, Acquittal-Not
1853, 25 July - William Barrett, Larceny, before convicted of felony, 7 Years Transportation
1858, 5 Jan – William Barrett, Larceny, before convicted of felony, 7 Years Transportation
CORNWALL RECORD OFFICE –
QS 1/15/408 - Quarter Sessions, held at Bodmin, 5 January 1858 – William Barrett, late of
Lanlivery, labourer (convicted of felony at Bodmin, 25 July 1853), indicted for stealing, on 16 November, a beaver hat and a chip hat, property of John Cory : penal servitude, hard labour, seven years, in H.M. dominions, as directed by Secretary of State.
Marital status: Single
Trade: Fitter (Fremantle Prison Records); shown in the newspapers as horsetrainer, and
Cornwall Record Office as a labourer
Height: 5’ 6”
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Dark hazel
Build: Stout made
Distinguishing marks: Shot marks on right arm; scar on forehead
Ticket of Leave: 23 June 1863
Certified Freedom Date: 5 January 1866, Reconv-WA
NEWSPAPER REPORTS –
ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE, 8 JANUARY 1858 – CORNWALL EPIPHANY SESSIONS – SECOND COURT, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 (Before C.B. Graves Sawle, Esq) – WILLIAM BARRETT, 20, horsetrainer, was found guilty of stealing, on the 16th November last, at Bodmin, in the parish of Lanlivery, a beaver hat and a chip hat, the property of Mr John Cory. A prior conviction was proved against him at the Assizes in July 1853, when he was sentenced to seven years’ transportation.
ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE, 15 JANUARY 1858 – CORNWALL EPIPHANY SESSIONS
(Continued from our last number) – SECOND COURT (Before C.B. G. Sawle, Esq) – After an
adjournment of the First Court, for two hours, the Court re-assembled at 4 o’clock, when the Chairman passed the following sentences, viz:- William Barrett (a ticket of leave man) seven years penal servitude.
PREVIOUS CONVICTION –
ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE, 29 JULY 1853 – CORNWALL SUMMER ASSIZES – WILLIAM BARRETT, 15, charged with having stolen on the night of Thursday the 7th of July, at Tregardock Mine in the parish of St Teath, a pair of trousers and a pair of drawers, the property of Simon Magor; and also a pair of braces and a pipe, the property of Joseph Tabb. The prosecutors were, at the time of the felony, miners, working at Tregardock Mine, and their property was stolen from the changing house, while they were at their work underground. The prisoner was found GUILTY, and a previous conviction, on the 30th of July, 1852, was proved against him, of stealing a watch and other property. He was now sentenced to Seven Years Transportation; the learned Judge telling him that he passed this sentence, in order that he may be placed in an establishment where he could have the benefit of reformatory discipline, and an opportunity of gaining a good character.
WEST BRITON, JULY 1853 - WILLIAM BARRETT, 15, was charged with having stolen on the night of Thursday the 7th of July, at Tregardock Mine, in the parish of St. Teath, a pair of trousers and a pair of drawers, the property of Simon MAGOR; and also a pair of braces and a pipe, the property of Joseph TABB. The prosecutors were, at the time of the felony, miners, working at Tregardock Mine, and their property was found Guilty, and a previous conviction on the 30th of July, 1852, was proved against him, of stealing a watch and other property. He was now sentenced to SEVEN YEARS’ TRANSPORTATION; the learned Judge telling him that he passed this sentence, in order that he may be placed in an establishment where he could have the benefit of reformatory discipline, and an opportunity of gaining a good character.
ROYAL CORNWALL GAZETTE, 6 AUGUST 1852 – CORNWALL SUMMER ASSIZES –
TRIALS OF PRISONERS – WILLIAM BARRATT, 13, was found GUILTY of stealing a watch,
chain and key, the property of Owen Conner. – Three months hard labour.
Last Updated: 5 October 2010
Convict Changes History
Iris Dunne on 4th October, 2018 made the following changes:
Iris Dunne on 2nd November, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 517 (260). Ancestry. State Records Office WA, Convict Establishment, Medical, 1872, Ref. No.:ACC 1156/M32. PDF by Trish Symonds. (prev. Australian Joi