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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 54 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.
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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