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William Gale, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818
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 Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 76
||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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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: