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William Green

William Green, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Green
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 22nd March, 1806
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 996 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 111 (57)
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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Denis Pember on 21st February, 2016 wrote:

Transcript of trial t17890603:
WILLIAM GREEN and CHARLES PINKSTAN were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 15th day of May , sixty-seven yards of brown linen, value 50 s. the property of John Thwaits , privately in his shop .
I am a linen draper in Holborn ; the justice sent to all the linen drapers, that some property had been stolen on the 19th or 20th of May; and I looked and found I had lost some cloth; I had not missed it before.
I am a watchman; I caught the cloth on one of the jockey’s shoulders (his name is Green) in Hart-street, Bloomsbury, on last Friday three weeks; I don’t know the day of the month, it was half past eleven o’clock at night.
Court. Were they talking together? - No, Pinkstan was before Green three or four yards; I asked him what he had on his shoulder, and he said nothing.
Did Pinkstan say any thing? - No, when Green threw the cloth down, they run away together; I sprung my rattle and my partner came, and we pursued them and took them.
I am a watchman, I came up and took the prisoners, when they ran away they came up to me; when Grojan came up, he said they were the men; Green demanded the coat that was round his cloth; I said you stole this cloth somewhere; and he said he found it in Red-lion-street, in Holborn; Pinkstan said nothing about it.
I was constable of the night; this cloth was brought to the watch-house, I have had it ever since; I put my mark on it; I advertised the cloth, and the prosecutor came and claimed it; it was about four days after the prisoners were taken.
I was shopman to Mr. Thwaits.
Court. When did you last see the cloth before it was advertised? - I cannot tell exactly.
Had any part of the piece been sold? - Yes, the whole piece was about one hundred yards; there was about thirty sold, here is sixty-seven yards here.
(Deposes to the cloth by a private mark.)
Do not you sell the cloth with the private mark on it? - Yes.
Had you any more than one piece? - Yes, we had four.
Have you sold any of that cloth with that mark on it? - No, the mark is on the outside fold, and we cut the inside fold: on the evening these were supposed to be stolen, we were busy, and I suppose it might be taken at the time the lamps were dull, and the shop was rather dark.
Thwaits. I am certain the cloth is my property, there is my own private mark and my brother’s.
Had you sold any part of this cloth with the mark on it? - No.
I am innocent of the affair.
I never saw the cloth or the young man, till we were at the watch-house.
WILLIAM GREEN GUILTY, Of stealing, but not privately .
Transported for seven years .
Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.

Denis Pember on 21st February, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, William married Mary Rose, February 15th 1800. Mary had been born in the colony, the daughter of Thomas Rose and Ann (nèe Tropp). Thomas and Ann were free settlers arriving in 1792 as part of a government sponsored program to bring skilled farmers to the colony.
William and Mary had 3 children between 1801 and 1805. William died in 1806.
Mary then commenced a relationship with James Singleton and had a further 4 children.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 21st February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1774 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd March, 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Denis Pember on 21st February, 2016 made the following changes:


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