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William Crisp

William Crisp, one of 200 convicts transported on the Somersetshire, March 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Crisp
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lincoln Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Somersetshire
Departure date: March, 1814
Arrival date: 16th October, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 156
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

Maureen Withey on 22nd May, 2021 wrote:

William Crisp, late of the West Fen, for stealing wearing apparel, the property of Robt Wilkinson there, and John Brocklehurst and Josiah Lunt for picking the pocket of Wm. Creasey, of Horncastle, on Tuesday the 27th ult. of one pocket book, were severally ordered to be transported for seven years
Stamford Mercury, 7 May 1813.


The following convicts under sentence of transportation, were removed from the Castle to the Portland convict ship at Langton Harbour, near Portsmouth :—William Temple, for life ; and Thomas Bigley, James Walker, William Page, George Greaves, John Brocklehurst, Josiah Lunt, and William Crisp, for the term of seven years each.
Stamford Mercury, 11 June 1813.


Portland Hulk Records.  HO-9-8_2 page 18.

Received Nine prisoners from Lincoln, 10 June 1813.

William Crisp, age 18, Felony, tried at Louth, 30 Apr 1813, 7 years, to ship Somerset

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 22nd May, 2021 made the following changes:


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