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William Jackson

William Jackson, one of 230 convicts transported on the Isabella, April 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jackson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 3rd April, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 15 (9)
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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D Wong on 18th January, 2016 wrote:

William Jackson was 25 years old when convicted with Samuel Fielding and Daniel Cook (both not found as convicts). He was described as suffering from ‘gravel’ whilst in Lincoln gaol.

D Wong on 6th February, 2020 wrote:

** 2 William Jackson’s on this voyage**  The other Wm. Jackson was tried at the Old Bailey.

14/1/1817 Stamford Mercury, Lincolnshire, England:

Burglary on the North Forty Foot Bank. William Jackson, of Sutterton Fen, laborer, and Edward Hudson, of Frampton, laborer, were tried for burglary in the house of Dickinson Smith, in the extra-parochial place called the North Forty Foot Bank, on the night of the 31st of December last, and stealing three flitches of bacon, a shirt, a shift, and a waistcoat. The prosecutor and his wife, aged people, deposed that on the above-named night, about twelve o’clock, their house was broken open, and the prisoner Hudson, who lived about half a mile off, first entered. The wife wanted to get out of bed, but the prisoner snatched a stick, cruelly beat her with it, and prevented her; Jackson, who is a son-in-law to the prosecutor, then came in, and collectedly took down the flitches from the place where they hung, one at a time, and delivered them to a third person at the door whom the prosecutor did not see.
..............There was no evidence, except that of Smith and his wife, that the bacon or other property ever was in the custody of the prisoners ; and the case was made remarkable by the circumstance of the aged pair now positively swearing to the persons of the prisoners, and that they well knew them at the time they were committing the robbery and assault. although their first examination before C. K. Tunnard, Esq. the magistrate, almost a week after the robbery, they had not mentioned Hudson’s name at all as being connected with the offence, and only expressed suspicion of Jackson The Judge, Mr. Clarke, considered this strange circumstance; and on the Jury’s returning verdict of not Guilty, said that he thought they did quite right.
*No ship found for Edward Hudson.*

11/7/1817 Stamford Mercury, Lincolnshire, England:

Also committed to the Castle :— Jacob Lazarence Grolney Gainsley, late of Kirton, carpenter, (by Charles K. Tunnard, Esq.) on a charge of bigamy; —and Wm. Jackson, Sami. Fielding, and Daniel Cook, (by John Skinner Baily, Esq. Mayor of Boston, and John Waite, Esq.) for robbing Joseph Theaker, in the town of Boston, between 12 and 1 o’clock on Saturday night last, a wallet containing a piece of beef, a quartern loaf, and other provisions. Jackson is one of the men who were committed to Lincoln Castle previously to the last assizes on a charge of housebreaking, and is also one of the three who broke out of the Castle, and who were afterwards retaken, tried, and acquitted.

23/1/1818 Stamford Mercury, Lincolnshire, England:

The following convicts under sentence of transportation have been removed from Lincoln Castle to the following hulks ; viz. on board the Justitin at Woolwich, John Sutton, Thomas Keip, Robert Dixon, Henry Smith, James Dickenson, and George Hurst, for their natural lives; William Hargraves, and James Parker, for fourteen years; Thomas Holland, and Wm. Jackson, for seven years each.-

William Jackson was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Lincoln.

William was 5’9½” tall, fair ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes. Married (as per above).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 6th February, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation

D Wong on 6th February, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation

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