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William Bolton

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bolton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 5th December, 1840
Age: 24 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Ireland, Kilkenny
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd March, 1829
Arrival date: 20th June, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 14th May, 2015 wrote:

William Bolton was 13 years old on arrival.

9/2/1833: Convicted of ‘Robbery in a dwelling house’ at the Sydney Supreme Court - sentenced to transportation.  Sent to Norfolk Island.

19/9/1833: Thomas Riley, who was thought to be insane, and William charged with the wilful murder of Edward Doolan, at Norfolk Island, by stabbing him many times.

Thomas Riley was found guilty.  William was not guilty.

5/12/1840: Aged 28, William died at the Norfolk Island Hospital.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th June, 2020 wrote:

The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842)  Mon 25 Feb 1833 Page 2 LAW INTELLIGENCE.
James Burdett, William Bolton, and John Hennessey, convicted of a robbery in a dwelling house above the value of £5. Judgment of death was recorded against each of them. Judge Dowling remarked in passing sentence, that had they been convicted of the burglary, sentence of death would have been passed upon them, and he should have recommended His Excellency to have had it
carried into effect.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Bolton, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1816, date of death: 5th December, 1840, gender: m, occupati

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