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William Johnson, one of 250 convicts transported on the Layton, 06 April 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th May, 1845
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 288
||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 26th May, 2018 wrote:
31/10/1840 Bolton Chronicle Greater Manchester, England:
Abraham Jolly, Joseph Peters, Bridget Bayley, and William Johnson, were brought up charged with burglary. Mr. Glover appeared for the prosecuion, and Mr. Taylor for the defence.
Mr. Glover stated the fact that, for some time past, this town has been infested with a gang of robbers, and that, until now, they had eluded the vigilance of the police. The prisoners Peters and Jolly were charged with breaking into the dwelling-house of Nehemiah Whittle, a spinner, residing at the Folds, and stealing articles of clothing and furniture.
Abraham Jolly arrived VDL per ‘Westmoreland’ 1841 — Joseph Peters per ‘Lord Goderich’ 1841 — no ship found for Bridget Bayley.
William Johnson was listed as being 24 years old on arrival - his native place was Bolton - he was transported for ‘Receiving stolen goods’ - the other two with him were convicted of Burglary.
Occupation: Jobbing Smith
William was 5’5¼” tall, fair complexion, auburn hair, no whiskers, blue eyes, single, can read.
Father: James, a weaver at native place.
Brothers: Thomas, James, Aaron, george, Peter.
Sister: Mary Ann - all at home.
15/5/1845: William Johnson died at the Probation Station, Fingal, Tasmania.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th May, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime