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William Johnson, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Lincoln, Holland Quarter Sessions
19th March, 1840
14th July, 1840
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 305 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 166
||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 7th February, 2013 wrote:
William Johnson (there was also a William Johnstone on board the Maitland) was 36 years old on arrival in NSW.
William’s occupation was a ‘Labourer in husbandry’ and his crime: Breaking and entering the shop of Daniel Shaw of Leake, tailor, and stealing 5 pairs of boots and a pair of shoes, the property of Shaw, a cloth coat and 2 waistcoats, the property of Robert Hood, and a pair of shoes, the property of George Wollerton.
William was single, unable to read or write, in a good state of health. His connections were unknown, and he had no previous convictions.
John Leaton & William Harrap were also accused of the crime.
William was sent to the ‘Warrior” hulk at Woolwich.
1846: TOL Goulburn
William was Irish and came from Wrangle/Leake/Down County.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 7th February, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1804, gender, occupation, crime