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William Draker, one of 150 convicts transported on the Frances Charlotte, 27 December 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 434
||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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D Wong on 29th October, 2019 wrote:
Theft: simple larceny.
13th June 1836
Verdict Guilty > unknown
WILLIAM DRAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May, 1 saddle, value 5s., the goods of Edward Herbert. 2nd COUNT, stating it to be the goods of Charles Henry Gracie.
EDWARD HERBERT. I am a cow-keeper, and live in Shoe-lane. The prisoner was about two months in my employ, as errand boy. On the 20th of May I had a saddle to be repaired, which I took to Mr. Gracie in Cow-cross-street—I have never seen it since.
Prisoner. It was another boy that sold the saddle.
JOHN TERRY. I am in the service of Mr. Gracie. He had the prosecutor’s saddle to repair—I was at home when the prisoner came on the Thursday, and asked for the cart-saddle for Mr. Herbert, and I gave it him.
EDWARD HERBERT re-examined. I did not send him for the saddle, not authorize him to fetch it: I was not aware he knew it was there.
GUILTY. Aged 13.— Transported for Seven Years.
William Draker was listed as 13 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Oaking.
William was 4’7½” tall, fresh complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes.
July 1837-Sep. 1842: At Port Arthur.
From the Campbell Street Gaol Gate-Book 1873-1890: Compiled by Laurie Moody from the Graves of Tasmania website:
DRAKE; William (transported as DRAKER)
Convict shipping records show William arrived in VDL 15 May 1837 aboard the Frances Charlotte (2) from Portsmouth. On 26 July 1884 he was found guilty of being Drunk and Disorderly and sentenced to Seven Days. His warrant number 15420. He arrived at CSG the same day when shown as 70 years-old, a labourer, Protestant, with one (?) prior conviction and literate. William was released 1 August. There is no further information.
No date of death found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 29th October, 2019 made the following changes:
alias1: Drake, date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime