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William Gale

William Gale, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gale
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sacrilege
Convicted at: Wiltshire Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Stewart
Departure date: 19th July, 1818
Arrival date: 31st December, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 76
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 5th May, 2019 wrote:

Sentence of Death was passed on 17, these have all been reprieved, excepting William Gale, for sacrilege, who is to be executed Tuesday the 24th inst.
Windsor and Eton Express, 15 Mar 1818

William Gale, convicted at our late assizes of sacrilegiously robbing North Bradley Church was referred for execution at Fisherton on Tuesday next. Salisbury Journal, 23 Mar 1818

William Gale, who was convicted of sacrilege at our late assizes, and was to have been executed on Tuesday last, received on Monday evening a respite during his Majesty’s pleasure.
Salisbury Journal, 30 Mar 1818

HO 9-9-1 Records of Laurel, Hardy and York Hulks, in Portsmouth Harbour, 1805-1831, page 43.
Received from Wiltshire May 1818, (19 prisoners)
William Gale, age 29, convicted at Wilts Assizes of a felony, 7 March 1818, sentenced to transportation for life. Discharged (to ship) 3 June 1818

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th May, 2019 made the following changes:


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