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William Houghton

William Houghton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Houghton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 95 (49)
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

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

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