Contribute to this record
William Bates, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 18 July 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
18th July, 1827
25th November, 1827
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 188 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 228
||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.
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If William Bates was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
Maureen Withey on 7th April, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
6 individual and 3 collective petitions (19, 2 and 2 parishioners of Cosby, Leicestershire) attesting to the previous good character of William Bates, a journeyman, convicted at the Leicestershire Lent Assizes in 1827 of burglary. Gaoler’s Report: character good. Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation for life. Annotated: Nil. GM5
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 7th April, 2021 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime