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William Derry

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Derry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1015 other convicts


Primary source: Old Bailey
Source description:

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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
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

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 .
I only prove the property.
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.

He speaks false; when I was taken, he asked me what the others had; I said, I did not know.
I never said any such words as d - n your eyes, make haste, you are blown.
Why Sir, indeed Sir, I was not with them, I was not indeed Sir.
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

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