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William Gale

William Gale, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd May, 1893
Age: 90 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 227 (114)
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

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury. The following prisoners were tried and sentenced as under: Death – ... T. B. Card, T. Smith and W. Gale, for burglary and robbery in the house of Rachel Gale at Steeple Ashton, ... All the above prisoners, nineteen in number, have been reprieved.) Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 18 Mar 1822

Maureen Withey on 12th July, 2019 wrote:

Hulk Report, National Archives, HO9-9-3. p.1
Received on hulk from Fisherton Gaol, 1 May 1822, with 13 other prisoners. 

Wm. Gale, age 15, convicted for a felony at New Sarum 9 Mar 1822, sentenced to Life. Left hulk 28 Sept 1822.

Maureen Withey on 12th July, 2019 wrote:

Colonial Secretary’s Index:

GALE, William. Per “Surrey”, 1823

1823 Mar 11 - On list of convicts landed from the “Surrey” and forwarded to Emu Plains for distribution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.422)

1824 Nov 29 - Assigned to George Colliss of Evan (Fiche 3083; 4/1836B No.210 pp.933-6)

Maureen Withey on 12th July, 2019 wrote:

NSW census, 1828, at Evan, residence at Napean River
William Gale is still in household of George Collis, and his wife.  William Gale, aged 23, a labourer, (Surrey- 2) arr. 1823, protestant.

D Wong on 13th July, 2019 wrote:

Convict Indent on Ancestry is unreadable.

Born at Hilperton, Wiltshire to Thomas Gale and Jane Pickton.

1831: TOL, Evan
30/11/1837: CP
1/2/1838: CP

No Date: Permission to marry Mary Shields (Elizabeth) Mary was 19 and on bond - William was 33 and had TOL. (at Penrith).

23/7/1839: Married Mary Shields at the Church of England, Castlereagh, NSW.
1841: Mary A
1842: Sarah Jane Hamlyn
1852: James
1860: George William Wallace

2/5/1893: William Gale died at Penrith, NSW. Buried at the Penrith Anglican Cemetery, with Mary.

3/5/1893 Evening News, Sydney:
The Friends of the late WILLIAM GALE, of Belmore-street, Penrith, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave for the Penrith Cemetery at 11 o’clock, TOMORROW (Thursday) morning.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 12th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 13th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd May, 1893 (prev. 0000), crime

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