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William Cavanaugh, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 08 April 1821
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 18
||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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Mrs June Bridgeman on 25th March, 2012 wrote:
The evidence in the Old Bailey account of his trial for stealing a bale of cloth and being sentenced to death with a recommendation for mercy (no doubt because he was only 15) was given by William Maingay whose life we have just researched. He became a merchant in St Petersburg, still in the textile trade and later settled in Tunbridge Wells for many years, where he is buried. I have a picture of him as a young man showing how he must have looked to William Cavanaugh in the dock