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William Bartlett, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 8
||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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Anonymous on 18th July, 2011 wrote:
William, his Wife Rebecca (Noke) and his four children traveled from England and joined him. They eventually settled in Victoria sometime after his Free Pardon and release from Van Dieman’s Land.
greg petersen on 28th May, 2019 wrote:
1830 Transported for “Machine Breaking”, Gaol report “Unknown”. Married 4 children. Hulk report “None” Stated this offence “Machine Breaking”, once before “Poaching”. Wife Rebecca at Helsbury. 1831 October 3rd, neglect of duty. Removed from his masters service and placed in the work party at Sorrell’s Rivulet.
1836, 3rd February, Free Pardon #274 granted.
William Bartlett’s wife Rebecca was one of the wives who arrived in VDL onboard the “New Grove” William had been involved in the Agricultural Riots in Wiltshire. He had applied for his wife and four children in February 1834. The letter for Rebecca Bartlett to embark had been wrongly dated but she was able to arrive at Woolwich in time to join the ship.
A description of him is recorded as:
Height (without shoes):5’ 6¾”, Age: 31
Complexion: Swarthy, Head: M.S. Eyebrows: Brown, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Brown & sunken, Nose: Long and straight, Mouth: M.W, Chin: Long
Several scars on right hand, several moles on left arm.
Convict Changes History
greg petersen on 28th May, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime