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William Baxter, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 212. NSW & Tasmania, Convict Pardons 1845-46 (HO 10/59). Archives Office of Tasmania, Conduct Record (CON33-1-5) & Description List (CON18-1-26)
||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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Iris Dunne on 26th September, 2018 wrote:
Tried: 8 April 1839
Pardon after serving 4 years of sentence “Having been strongly recommended in favour for having materially aided extinguishing a fire which took places in Launceston”
Aged 23, Trade: Painter, Venetian Blinds, Transported for Burglary, Single, TOL: 15 December 1845, Conditional Pardon approved: 28 November 1847
D Wong on 7th October, 2018 wrote:
JOSEPH LILL, WILLIAM BAXTER, WILLIAM WITTY, WILLIAM BROWN.
Theft: burglary, Theft: receiving.
8th April 1839
Verdicts Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown
JOSEPH LILL and WILLIAM BAXTER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of the Guardians of the Poor of the Holborn Union, at St. Andrew’s, Holborn, about the hour of twelve in the night of the 14th of March, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 22 pairs of trowsers, value 3l. 6s.; 4 jackets, value 12s.; 4 waistcoats, value 8s.; 4 pairs of shoes, value 12s.; 2lbs. weight of tea, value 6s.; 281bs. weight of sugar, value 14s.; 41bs. weight of cheese, value 1s.; and 31bs. weight of soap, value 1s.; their goods.—2nd COUNT, stating the house and property to belong to James Mantnan; and WILLIAM WITTY and WILLIAM BROWN, were indicted for feloniously receiving the said goods, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute, &c.
LILL— GUILTY Aged 28.
BAXTER— GUILTY Aged 22.
Transported for Ten Years.
BROWN— GUILTY. Aged 44.
WITTY— NOT GUILTY.
Convict Changes History
Iris Dunne on 26th September, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 212. NSW & Tasmania, Convict Pardons 1845-46 (HO 10/59). Archives Office of Tasmania, Conduct Record (CON33-1-5) & Description List (CON18-1-26) (prev