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William Jenkins

William Jenkins, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 04 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jenkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 4th April, 1822
Arrival date: 15th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 163 (82)
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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Maureen Withey on 25th February, 2021 wrote:

William Jenkins was one of four men who were sentenced to death for stealing two heifers.  One of the prisoners had a petition on his behalf, and his sentence was commuted to transportation for 7 years.


National Archives. Criminl Petitions.

HO 17/15/341821 Apr 26; 1821 May 16

Prisoner name: Edward Bury.

Prisoner occupation: Former soldier and then gamekeeper.

Court and date of trial: Monmouth Assizes 1821.

Crime: Stealing two heifers.

Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation for life.

Annotated (Outcome): To be transported for seven years. Pardon prepared June 1821.

Petitioner(s): Prisoner.

Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): Family dependants; distressed; first offence.

Other papers: Letter from Mr Justice Park advising that four men were capitally convicted at Monmouth: the prisoner, John Phillips, John Mason and William Jenkins. Prisoner advised authorities of planned escape by other three, asks for these three prisoners to be sent immediately to hulks and mitigation of prisoner’s sentence. Similar letter from J B Bosqanquet of Montague Place [London]. Letters forwarding petition from Colonel Berkeley and Duke of Beaufort.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 25th February, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

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