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William Cotterill, one of 200 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntley, 10 May 1826
Name, Aliases & Gender
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life span was 59 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 35 (19)
||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 12th November, 2019 wrote:
William Cotterill, aged 15, was one of 56 prisoners who were sentenced to death at the Warwickshire Lent Assizes. His sentence was respited to 14 years transportation.
Euryalus hulk record. HO-9-2-3 page 43
Eight from Warwick, 15 May 1824
William Cotterill, Hulk No 137, aged 15, crime, C.R., convicted at Warwick, 27 Mar 1824, Sentence, 14 years. How disposed of? NSW. Marquis of Huntley, 6 May 1826.
The prison hulk, the Euryalus, an ex-frigate of the Trafalgar fleet, was moored at Chatham. Over the twenty years that this hulk serviced juveniles, about 2,500 boys of fourteen and under passed through. There were also considerable numbers of older boys both in the juvenile hulk and distributed among the other hulks. From the Euryalus, boys were transported both to New South Wales and to Van Diemen’s Land.