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William Bates

William Bates, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 18 July 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 18th July, 1827
Arrival date: 25th November, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 228
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 7th April, 2021 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/45/5
Description: 

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
Date:  1827

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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