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William Clayton

William Clayton, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Clayton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing sheep skins
Convicted at: Lincoln, Parts of Holland Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 321 (160). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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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Community Contributions

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:

gender, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th February, 2013 made the following changes:


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