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William Downes

William Downes, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Downes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possessing a forged note
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 62
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th October, 2020 wrote:

WIFE; Clarissa Ward Downes. arrived per ship “Lord Wellington” - 1820

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th October, 2020 wrote:

1824 - On list of prisoners lately received at Bathurst. Page: 109

1825 - List of constables entitled to Rations

1825 - 26 May. Ticket of Leave; 265/1739.
Year of birth; 1790
Trial; London G.D. 1 April 1818
Native Place; Kent.
Calling; Labourer
Height; 5 ft. 10 inches
Complexion; Sallow
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Hazel

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th October, 2020 wrote:

1828 - Census.
No; 42. William Downs. Age; 35. F.S. Morley. 1818. 14 years. Protestant. Constable
No; 43. Clarissa Ward Downs. Age; 28. G. S. Wellington, 1819. 14 years. Protestant.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th October, 2020 wrote:

578. SUSAN WILSON , JAMES BUTLER , RICHARD RATFORD , GEORGE DOWNES , MARY SHAW , WILLIAM DOWNES , JOSEPH TOWNSEND , THOMAS SMITH , JOHN THOMPSON , and JOHN ROGERS were severally and separately indicted for feloniously having forged bank notes in their possession, they well-knowing them to be forged .

To which indictments they severally pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th October, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th October, 2020 made the following changes:

crime

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