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William Jeyes

William Jeyes, one of 200 convicts transported on the Enchantress, 06 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jeyes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Bucks. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Enchantress
Departure date: 6th April, 1833
Arrival date: 31st July, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 47 (25)
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 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.

Crime: Housebreaking.

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:

gender: m

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