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William Keate

William Keate, one of 264 convicts transported on the Earl Gray, 04 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Keate
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 4th October, 1842
Arrival date: 14th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 227 (115)
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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George Keyte on 6th November, 2018 wrote:

William Keate was born in the year 1824 in Clerkenwell. London, England. He was baptised William Harrison Keyte on the 12/10/1830 St Leonards, Shoreditch along with his two brothers Robert and John. (My line is via his brother Roberts lineage).

According to the 1841 Census William and his family were residing at:

52 RAWSTORN STREET. DISTRICT CLERKENWEL, GOSWELL STREET.
WILLIAM KEYTE (45) WATCH CASE MAKER, ANN (MOTHER) 70, WILLIAM (15), ROBERT (15), JOHN (10).  ROBERT (15?) NEPHEW?,  CHARLES WILLIAMS 23 PRINTER, ANN WILLIAMS 21(NEE KEYTE) WIFE AND NIECE? CHARLES WILLIIAMS (2) AND FREDERICK WILLIAMS (3MTHS).

William was sentenced to 3 mths imprisonment when he was 17:

WILLIAM KEYTE , the younger,  ( and’ Along with John Hoy) was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October, 1 coat, value 3s., the goods of John William Hurst ; also for stealing, on the 8th of November, 1 coat, value 10s.; and 1 pair of trousers, value 3s.; the goods of John William Hurst ; to both of which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Three Months.

His next offence saw him being deported to Tasmania for 7 years:
First name(s) William Last name Keate
Occupation Labourer Age 19 Birth year 1823
Year 1842 Date 05 Jul 1842 Place Middlesex
Crime Embezzlement & Stealing
Sentence type Transported
Sentence duration 7Y
Series HO77
Source Newgate Prison Calendar
Piece number49
Folio number 9
Record set England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935
Category Institutions & organisations
Subcategory Prison registers
Collections from Great Britain

William was given his ticket to leave in 1847 and given his ticket of freedom in 1849. I think I am right this meant, William was free to travel to Australia and not remain confined to Tasmania (which he would have to do if he only received a ticket of leave). And that he could also have returned to the UK if he wanted and could afford to!

Anybody knowing anymore regarding his movements and what became of him after given his freedom in 1949 would be very much appreciated. My email address is Geokey@hotmail.co.uk.

Regards George Keyte…
William was given his ticket to leave in 1847 and given his ticket of freedom in 1849. I think I am right this meant, William was free to travel to Australia and not remain confined to Tasmania (which he would have to do if he only received a ticket of leave). And that he could also have returned to the UK if he wanted and could afford to!

Anybody knowing anymore regarding his movements and what became of him after given his freedom in 1949 would be very much appreciated. My email address is Geokey@hotmail.co.uk.

Regards George Keyte…

Convict Changes History

George Keyte on 6th November, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 6th November, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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