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Isaac Clay

Isaac Clay, one of 150 convicts transported on the Sesostris, 23 November 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Clay
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick, City of Coventry Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sesostris
Departure date: 23rd November, 1825
Arrival date: 21st March, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 311 (157)
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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Maureen Withey on 9th April, 2020 wrote:

PARDON.-His Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, that in pursuance of instructions from the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, an Absolute Pardon has been granted to Isaac Clay, per Sesostris, 1826.
Sydney Gazette, 8 Jan 1842.

Maureen Withey on 10th April, 2020 wrote:

Isaac Clay, aged 20, was charged with assaulting Frederick Adams on the King’s highway, in the Parish of St. Michael, en the 24th of July. and stealing from his person a hat, a pair of shoes, and 2½d his property.— The Jury found verdict of Guilty, on which the prisoner wept aloud,  and called God to witness that he was innocent; the brother, who was in Court, also wept, and made the same assertion. His Lordship said if he had been on the Jury, he should certainly, after what the witness Adams had sworn, have returned the same verdict.  He should not, however, either pass or record sentence at this time; if he did it must that of death. He ordered the prisoner be brought up receive judgment at the opening of the Court on the morrow.  The following morning (Saturday), he was placed the bar, to receive sentence. His Lordship, ordered sentence of Death to be recorded, assuring the prisoner that he should recommended mercy. [It is said that three persons were were apprehended Saturday, on strong suspicion of being concerned in the robbery for which Clay has been convicted].
Northampton Mercury, 13 Aug 1825.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 9th April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 10th April, 2020 made the following changes:


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