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William Houghton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
9th October, 1813
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 95 (49)
||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 26th August, 2020 wrote:
LANCASTER ASSIZES, AUG. 27. The Assizes at Lancaster closed this week, when the following prisoners: … William Houghton, for forgery ; ... all received sentence of death.
Leeds Mercury, 5 Sept 1812.
Lancaster Assizes concluded on Monday, when fifteen received sentence of death, and five were left for execution.
Chester Chronicle, 11 Sept 1812.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 26th August, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime