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William Jeyes, one of 200 convicts transported on the Enchantress, 06 April 1833
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
6th April, 1833
31st July, 1833
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 47 (25)
||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 24th February, 2021 wrote:
National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/3/51830 Aug 17
Prisoner’s name: William Jeyes.
Prisoner’s age: 27.
Court and date of trial: Buckingshire Summer Assizes 1830.
Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation for life.
Gaoler’s report: Character etc good.
Petitioner: 6 people of Moulton, Northamptonshire, including clergy and overseers.
Grounds for clemency: Honest, sober and industrious young man known since infancy; his employers, wife, mother and family wish him to be shown mercy.
Other papers: A letter from John Pretyman, Rector of Sherington, near Newport Pagnell [Buckinghamshire] supporting the petition.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 24th February, 2021 made the following changes: