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William Barritt

William Barritt, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Barritt
Aliases: William Barrett
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 238
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 9th August, 2020 wrote:

Tried 5 April 1815

Iris Dunne on 9th August, 2020 wrote:

Theft: Grand Larceny 5th April 1815

582. WILLIAM BARRETT and ABRAHAM FULLER were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3rd of March , a handkerchief, value 7 s. the property of some person to the jurors unknown.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON . I am an officer. In consequence of information of several people having their pockets picked at the Auction Mart, Picket Street ; on the 3rd of March I went there; I saw the two prisoners there about five o’clock in the evening; I saw Fuller go about the Auction-room, several times, feeling peoples pockets, and Barrett along with him; at last Fuller went up to a gentleman, took his handkerchief out of his pocket, and gave it to Barrett, Barrett put it behind him; Godfrey and I took them into custody; I found the handkerchief behind Barrett.


FULLER GUILTY , aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 9th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 9th August, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: William Barrett, date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), crime

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