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William Ellis, one of 248 convicts transported on the Runnymede, 11 June 1856
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Yorkshire, Bradford Adjourned General Quarter Sessions
11th June, 1856
7th September, 1856
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 246 other convicts
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Graham Wilks on 7th December, 2019 wrote:
Charged and convicted with William BILBROUGH 4129. Both transported for 15 years on the Runnymede.
D Wong on 7th December, 2019 wrote:
4/11/1854 Leeds Times Yorkshire, England:
A GANG OF BURGLARS CAUGHT.__For some weeks past a considerable number of depredations have been committed, frequently at midday, and in such a manner as to induce the belief that they were the work of a gang. In consequence of the complaints thus made by the suffering parties, Shuttleworth the detective went over to Halifax, and found that a great number of articles of clothing and a silver watch had been on the very days the robberies were committed, pledged with three different pawnbrokers of that town. From the information thus received, and a description of the parties who pledged them, a young man named William Ellis and his wife Ann Ellis, William Bilberry, and Joseph Morrell, were taken into custody, and on Tuesday brought before the borough magistrates.
When Ellis’s house was searched, thirteen keys and a picklock were found in an old hat….the report continued….the evidence against the prisoners being clear and complete, and no defence being offered, they were committed for trial.
7/12/1854 Bradford Observer Yorkshire, England:
BRADFORD MICHAELMAS INTERMEDIATE.SESSIONS
William Ellis, (24), William Bilbrough, (23), Joseph Morrell, (24), s. at Bradford, a suit of clothes, 3 gowns, a shawl, and other articles, the property of Thomas Marsden ; also s. at Bradford, a tobacco stopper, 2 buttons, a scarf, and other articles, the property of John Dixon.
William Ellis and Joseph Morrell were further charged with s. at Horton, a cape, a child’s dress, and other articles, the property of Thomas Shackleton.__Transported for 15 years.
William Bilborough was also onboard.
No ship found for Joseph Morrell.
William Ellis was 24 years old on arrival.
William was illiterate, 5’3¾” tall, black hair, brown eyes, oval face, sallow complexion, stout build.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 7th December, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 198
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