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William Barton

William Barton, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Barton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sesostris
Departure date: 23rd November, 1825
Arrival date: 21st March, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 310
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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Community Contributions

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

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