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William Blackham, one of 200 convicts transported on the Atlas, 27 April 1833
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||11th May, 1878
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
* Arrival date is estimated
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 60
||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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Anonymous on 5th September, 2012 wrote:
On the Derbyshire Summer Sessions of 1830 there is a WILLIAM BLACKHAM with a EDWARD BLACKHAM found not guilty of ROBBERY ( Is it these 2 brothers?)
WILLIAM aged 19 with GEORGE GREGORY age 17 was convicted of Stealing at Belper a parcel containing four yards of blue linen cloth and eight skeins of thread the property of BENJAMIN ROGERS.
BLACKHAM was convicted GREGORY pleaded guilty.
Mr Gell in passing sentence, said BLACKHAM at the Summer Assizes 1830 had been tried for an assault of a very violent nature, and although he had then escaped, there was no doubt that he had committed an act which nearly added murder to his robbery. Under these cicumstances, the court felt justified in passing a heavy sentence, this was the first time his companion in guilt had been in custody, and in hope it would be the last, he would receive a lenient sentence.-BLACKHAM the be transported for 7 years-GREGORY to be imprisoned for three months with hard labour.
BLACKHAM’S mother on sentence being passed, raised a very violent outcry in the Court,and her noise was not silenced without difficulty.
WILLIAM was transported to Tasmania on the "Atlas" which left Plymouth 30th April 1833 & arrived 24th August 1833
Ellen West on 5th September, 2012 wrote:
William had parents Edward Blackham born 1779 died 1842 at Belper Derbyshire & Mary New born 1781 died 31st January 1850 at Heage
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 5th September, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1813-00-00, date of death 1878-05-11, gender m