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William Harris

William Harris, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Harris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1822
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Leicester Boro Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 192
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Name; William Harris
Age; 25 [1794]
Native Place; Longbow
Trial where & Date; Leicester, 20 March 1819.
Sentence; Life
Height; 5 ft. 4 3/4 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Black
Completion; Dark Sallow

1820 - Sent to Newcastle per H M Brig Princess Charlotte
By Whom Convicted; H McArthur Esq, Date; 1 Feb 1820. Labourer. Sentence; 1 year.

1821 -  New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books,
Name: William Harris. Ship; Recovery
By whom committed; H G Douglas Esq, Remarks; Criminal Court.
6 April - Executed
Gaol Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Entrance Book

William Harris - 6 April 1822 - Hanged at Sydney for robbery of James Cribb on the Parramatta Road.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 15th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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