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William Johnson

William Johnson, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Johnson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lincoln, Holland Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 166
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

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

20/3/1851: COF.

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

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