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William Barton, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 310
||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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Maureen Withey on 24th August, 2020 wrote:
Suffolk Summer Assizes.
Wm. Barton was found guilty of burglariously stealing 6 quarts of beer from the cellar of Mr. Win. Wilson, innkeeper, of Hadleigh. He was seen by two young men watching to open a sliding shutter in the door, by drawing it back with wire put through a crevice, and proceeded directly to the cask and filled a wood bottle. The Judge informed him he would be sent out of the country for life, as it was evidently not his first time of going to the cask.
Ipswich Journal, 30 July 1825.
Yesterday (Tuesday) four convicts were removed from our Gaol to be put on board the Leviathan hulk, lying in Portsmouth harbour, namely, Wm. Barton, Thomas Cooper Firman, and Thomas Grimsey, to be transported for life; and Wm. Gill, for 14 years.
Bury and Norwich Post, 7 Sept 1825.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 24th August, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime