Contribute to this record
** community contributed record **
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If William Derry was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
D Wong on 15th May, 2015 wrote:
DAVID EVANS, WILLIAM DERRY, THOMAS DERRY, Theft > grand larceny, 10th September 1788.
Reference Number: t17880910-24
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
DAVID EVANS , WILLIAM DERRY , and THOMAS DERRY were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , a wooden firkin, value 2 d. and 56 lb. of butter salted, value 14 s. the property of John Vaughan , and Benjamin Vaughan .
ALEXANDER INNIS sworn.
I only prove the property.
WILLIAM ROLFE sworn.
I saw the least of these lads go into Mr. Vaughan’s warehouse about a quarter after six in the evening, on the Saturday night the 12th of July, and in about five minutes he brought out a firkin of butter on his knees; one of the lads, David Evans , came up to him as he was sitting close by the warehouse door upon a bench, and the prisoner, William Derry , was with him.
Were they near enough to see him go in? - Yes, they were close by him at the time, and David Evans came up to him when he sat down on the firkin, and he held out his hand to receive something from this little lad, whether he did or no I do not know; when he was stopt with the butter, Evans said, he was hired to carry it for a pint of beer; I did not see him give him any thing; I took David Evans into custody with the butter; the other two lads made off; I and another pursued them, but they got off; I am sure these are the same lads; I was as near them as I am to your lordship; I had a good opportunity of seeing them; one of them was taken about two days after; I knew him directly; the little one was taken about a week after; I knew him directly; the butter and the prisoner Evans were secured.
PRISONER EVANS’s DEFENCE.
He speaks false; when I was taken, he asked me what the others had; I said, I did not know.
PRISONER WILLIAM DERRY ‘s DEFENCE.
I never said any such words as d - n your eyes, make haste, you are blown.
PRISONER THOMAS DERRY ‘s DEFENCE.
Why Sir, indeed Sir, I was not with them, I was not indeed Sir.
ALL THREE GUILTY .
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.
All were transported on the ‘Salamander 1791’
Thomas Derry died 31/8/1806
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 15th May, 2015 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Old Bailey (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Derry, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime