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William Harrison

William Harrison, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Harrison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date*: 31st March, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 49(26)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 91/723. Ticket of Leave; 1814. 25th Aug 1814, Sydney
Name; William Harrison.
Ship and arrival year; Guildford - 1812
Description and Remarks;
Native County; London
Trade; Waterman
Age; 26 years
Height; 5 ft 6 1/2 in
Complexion; Dark
Hair; Black
Eyes; Hazel
Additional Remarks; Tried at Middlesex G D - 10 July 1810

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey On-Line
Born; 1779
Tried; 18 July 1810. Age; 31
Sentence; Respited; 14 Feb 1811. Age; 32
Transported; 28 Feb 1811. Age 32.

July 1810, trial of WILLIAM HARRISON (t18100718-56).
WILLIAM HARRISON, Theft > theft from a specified place, 18th July 1810.
594. WILLIAM HARRISON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of July , sixty-three yards of stair carpet, value 8 l. the property of Richard Bagster , in his dwelling-house .
The prisoner said nothing in his defense, nor called any witness to character.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 31.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 3rd December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 1788)

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