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William Bartlett

William Bartlett, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bartlett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Ploughman
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 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Wilts Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd February, 1831
Arrival date: 29th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 8
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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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

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