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William Elton

William Elton, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Elton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 1874
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York, Hull Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 224 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 241 (123)
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

D Wong on 3rd November, 2012 wrote:

William was described as:- 5’3 3/4” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, swarthy complexion, sun and anchor, with 9 stars left arm, letter E on right arm.

21/6/1832: Assigned to Sir John Wylde, Cabramatta

12/2/1838: Still with John Wylde, was a witness to the murder of William Day, who was hit with an axe by Hugh Hart (found guilty of manslaughter) on the property.

9/4/1838: COF
6/11/1851: Free Pardon.

27/3/1839: Notice of lost COF.

26/4/1843: From this date until his death, he was always in court for many misdemeanors trying to get put in jail for his own protection, as he could not find work to keep himself. He was drunk quite often.

31/8/1867: An old helpless man gave himself up to the court, saying that the Government had the first of him and they should have the last, and having walked all the way from Cassilis for that purpose.  He was discharged and ordered to be admitted to the Benevolent Asylum.

1874: William died at Parramatta aged 75.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1799, date of death 1874, gender, occupation

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