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William Harris, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Leicester Boro Assizes
30th July, 1819
18th December, 1819
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 187 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 192
||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 
Native Place; Longbow
Trial where & Date; Leicester, 20 March 1819.
Height; 5 ft. 4 3/4 in
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