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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 54 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.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th August, 2021 wrote:
1822 - District Constable’s Notebook. Parramatta (Baulkham Hill), 1822.
Daniel Cooper. Absolute Pardon. Ship; Fanny. Sentence; Life
Hannah Dodds. Conditional Pardon. Ship; Ld Melville. 14 years. Wife
Ann Tollis. Age; 8. Born Colony. Daughter of Corp. Tollis
Thomas Slater. Age; 18. Born Colony.
WILLIAM HOUGHTON; Ticket of Leave. Ship; Earl Spencer; 14 years. Servant to Mr Cooper
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 26th August, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime