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William Clayton, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 321 (160).
Tasmanian Archives - convicts
||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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Debra Connell on 8th February, 2013 wrote:
Sent to Norfolk Island. Wife Sarah (nee Sunderland) travelled with him from England. Sent from Norfolk Island to Tasmania, 1812 on the Lady Nelson. Sentenced again in Launceston in 1835 to 12 months, crime unknown. He was 67 at the time. Point of interest, William was 5 foot 6 1/2 inches tall
Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th February, 2013 wrote:
William Clayton has a Convict Record in Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) - Launceston Q.S. 13/03/1835, Receiving 31 boards, value 10/-, the property of the King. 12mths sentence - H.M.G. Launceston.
Arrived in VDL 1812 a prisoner on the ‘Lady Nelson’, from NSW.
William & Sarah had a child, Henry.
His wife Sarah left him and remarried - to the well known Launceston identity Richard “Dickie” White who owned a hotel. (See record for Richard White per ‘Hillsborough’ 1799, convicted for Highway Robbery)
Adrian on 6th September, 2017 wrote:
William built the property ‘Wickford’ at Longford (Norfolk Plains) and flour mills at Longford & Deloraine with his son Henry. Henry died in the wreck of ‘Creole’ 1863 en-route to New Zealand.
Convict Changes History
Debra Connell on 8th February, 2013 made the following changes:
Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th February, 2013 made the following changes: